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Old 12-12-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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im lookin at new computers.. ive found 2 computers with identical components(same ram, hard drive, graphics card) the only difference is the processor. one has a Pentium 4 540 3.2 Ghz and the other has a AMD Athlon 3400+ 2.4 GHZ. which would be better for gaming? which is faster?
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:55 PM   #2
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Get the amd one.. long explination.. just seach the threads here, but yeah thats definetly the better gaming one. he Amd
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Old 12-12-2005, 08:15 PM   #3
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ok.. does the fact that its a 3400+ matter? cause i know there are others like 3600+, 3500+, etc. those numbers are different even though theyre all 2.4 Ghz?
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Old 12-13-2005, 06:15 PM   #4
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go amd, don't even try to compare clock numbers between the two, you'll have to look at benchmarks. But i already know that the 3400 only gets competition from the 570, and even then the amd destroys it in gaming.
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Old 12-15-2005, 06:52 PM   #5
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Amd owns gaming & multimedia.
Intel owns at word processing, and shit like that.

But the 3400+ is pretty stellar processer, but os is the 3.2. You can OC both of them to quite a bit, both are really a good choice.
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:01 AM   #6
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if u game i suggest the amd, no question, if u multitask ALOT, i mean heavy heavy multitasking get thet intel.
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Hell no. AMD simply owns Intel. Why would you buy a CPU that consumes more power idle than another under full load?
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ya, i guess. But intel has a slight edge in multitasking, right b4 it explodes.
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lol, yes, good one...BUT SERIOUSLY! If you really was a heavy multi-tasker, then do everyone a favour, and get an X2? Ya...
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The only thing Intels are better at is certain Folding@Home units and video encoding. Everything else, including gaming, AMDs own Intels
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