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TheTrixter
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Derbyshire, UK
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 10-19-2001 21:24

Yeah baby! Remember my posts last weekend about the new PC. Well it came today, and I really like it. It just "feels" right.
I'm glad you persuaded me to go for the Athlon in the end, impressed with what I've seen so far. Even though all I've been doing is getting all my stuff off the old PC and swapping HDD and stuff. I managed to totally screw up Outlook when trying to restore an archive from the old machine. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times but it still remembered the screwed up settings. Gave up in the end and am using Outlook Express again. So what who cares?
Anyway, just thought I'd post a quicky after getting my internet connection back on track.
Catch you all later

Dark
Neurotic (0) Inmate
Newly admitted
posted posted 10-19-2001 21:34

Yeah! Way to go man! Love AMD, I was debating with a friend about which one was better AMD or the P4, well it appears that some comapny ran the two together and turns out that AMD is a little bit slower to the P4, but compare prices! Shite! Also Did you find it odd that the specs for the new AMD Athlon XP and MP processors were nearly identical?

In fact, it turns out that some curious tecchies went ahead and slapped the Athlon XP chips into Tyan dualie motherboards and, lo and behold, they worked just like the MP multiprocessing chips. Apparently some of the first XP chips out of the chute were unlocked for symmetric multiprocessing just like their more expensive MP siblings. If you picked up a few of the first Athlon XPs, you may have gotten a multiprocessing bonus (you would have had to buy two, of course).



[This message has been edited by Dark (edited 10-19-2001).]

Allewyn
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Solitary confinement
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 10-19-2001 21:49

Rock on daddy!

Ducati
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: in your head
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 10-19-2001 22:29

ok.. all this talk about AMD and P4 really upsets me now because I just bought a new baby Sony P4 1.8Ghz and now I hear all this stuff about AMD.

I mean...tell me this.. is someone was not looking at the price of the computer would P4 be better or not? I want to have the best b ut all this talk about AMD makes me feel like I dont' have it.

If the price was no object, would you go with P4 or AMD?

:: Max ::

mr.maX
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Belgrade, Serbia
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 10-20-2001 01:17

I would definitively go with AMD (no matter the price). Athlon is very powerful CPU that can kick P4's butt (seriously)! The main advantage of Athlon is it's numeric processing unit, which is simply state of the art. But, P4 isn't that bad either. Only thing that bothers me most about P4 are motherboards. Intel's chipsets for P4 aren't very good. And not to mention that they still haven't decided whether to go with RDRAM or not (most new chipsets will only have support for SDRAM, which just proves that RDRAM is overpriced and that DDR RAM can achieve similar performance). Anyway, the story can go on and on and on... So, to make it short visit the following: http://www.tech-report.com/reviews/2001q4/athlonxp/index.x?pg=1 & http://www.tech-report.com/reviews/2001q4/athlonmp/index.x?pg=1




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Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 10-20-2001 03:46

Thx for the links MAX. I enjoyed those articles.

Dark
Neurotic (0) Inmate
Newly admitted
posted posted 10-20-2001 08:35

Exactly maX! That's another list of reasons why AMD is tops, while P4 is all the hype.

Maruman
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: down under
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 10-20-2001 10:45

woooh! go AMD

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