Athlon XP 3200+ or 3.0 ghz p4?

hogfather

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Hi guys,

A friend of mine wants one of these, I said the intel, most othes said the amd. What do you think in terms of price / performance?

Cheers,
Chris

XP2000, 256ddr 2100ram, GF4 MX440, XP Pro
 

bandikoot

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I can't remember how much the xp costs anymore. *traverses over to newegg* $215 and the p4 3.0c is $229. I'd get an amd64 3000+ :evil: , but if I had to chose between the options given I suppose I'd get the p4.


Edit, actually before I lock myself in here, what is your friend using it for? Between the two the Athlon XP 3200+ is the fastest CPU for games (which counts for little in my book because the vid card means more there), business applications and professional OpenGL tasks, while Pentium 4 is best for digital content creation applications, streaming data processing tasks and 3D rendering (ok, when isn't it) so if he's planning to run certain programs the xp could be better.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by bandikoot on 02/28/04 06:24 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

Pedro

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In that order:

AMD Athlon64 3000+
P4 3G
AXP 3200

That's unless you are a gamer, then, maybe the AXP could be the second option. And The A64, first by wide margin :D
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pedro on 02/28/04 08:23 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

hogfather

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Yep, I suggested the amd64 to him - I think he'll prolly go with it, though its a bit more pricey.

Cheers,
Chris

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Pedro

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Official Prices: <A HREF="http://www.amd.com/us-en/Weblets/0,,7832_8366_609,00.html" target="_new">http://www.amd.com/us-en/Weblets/0,,7832_8366_609,00.html</A>

AMD Athlon64 3000+ $218
AMD AthlonXP 3200+ $213

A64 all the way!
 

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Athlon64 3000+ is highly recommended.

If Athlon64 is unavailable, then buy P4 3.0C GHz

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