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Old 12-22-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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Question which one is better for gaming?

I know AMD are better for gaming, but which one of these will perform better in gaming:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+

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INTEL P4 3.4Ghz

I ask because me and my mate are getting new PC's for chrimbo, he's getting the INTEL, I'm getting the AMD.

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Old 12-22-2005, 09:34 AM   #2
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Default Re: which one is better for gaming?

Depends on the graphics cards
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: which one is better for gaming?

let's say that both computers have exactly the same parts, then which is the best, the INTEL or the AMD?
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Default Re: which one is better for gaming?

Amd of course....
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:26 AM   #5
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Default Re: which one is better for gaming?

THose 2 CPU's are very close in matching each other's performance but I'm going to stick with AMD because of it's onboard memory controllers and the fact that it's 64-bits is pretty good.
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Old 12-23-2005, 06:10 AM   #6
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Default Re: which one is better for gaming?

cool, thanks guys
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AMD because im slow with Intel. I want an AMD ^ . ^
Ye you should get AMD
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Default Re: which one is better for gaming?

Oh, yeah, another question:

Assuming all the other parts of the PC are good, will an AMD 3000+ be able to play all new and upcoming games well?, or should I upgrade to a 3500+ as soon as possible?
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I would say an Upgrade isnt needed quite yet but it could be im not sure
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Oh, yeah, another question:

Assuming all the other parts of the PC are good, will an AMD 3000+ be able to play all new and upcoming games well?, or should I upgrade to a 3500+ as soon as possible?

You know what, thats a good question. But, I'd say 3500 is the better choice because it can overclock great, and the 3000 has a great procesor core. That core was the "Venice" core. Now the latest 3500s (the one I have) comes with SSE3 support AND the Venice core, which is GRREEATTT for Overlcocking. It's worth the money, and besides, the SSE3 will be getting included in new games soon.
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Default Re: which one is better for gaming?

I'm more of an intel person. So I would say go with with the 3.4GHz Penitum 4 Prescott. The only thing a 64-bit CPU is good for right now is running Windows XP x64 Edition. There's really no 64-bit applications out there that you really need. I have a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 Prescott and the thing is a beast when it comes to games and multitasking. I play most of the high demanding games out right now with it and I play them lag free at respectable settings. So I don't what to tell you, either way both CPUs are good and will play anything on the market once linked with a good video card and a decent amount of RAM.
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Default Re: which one is better for gaming?

AMD
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Default Re: which one is better for gaming?

It won't matter much about the CPU - for example, if you spend a load on a graphics card then you will be able to play the latest games, but if you have an FX55 and a really really cheap graphics card you won't.
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:57 PM   #14
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My desktop's got a 3.2Ghz P4 and it's fine for gaming. It's just my GPU sucks, and I've only got 512MB RAM, and a crappy stock motherboard... it'll very likely be getting upgraded soon, keeping the P4 because there's no need to replace it.

But my laptop (see sig for specs) runs everything I throw at it pretty bloody well, and it's Intel. So it's up to you.
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