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Julian Kesler Aug 09, 2005, 12:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I am purchasing a new computer and im not sure if i should get the AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 or the Pentium 4 3.2. I cant decide which one is better, faster and more efficient. I am not an avid gamer but the computer will be used for design and multi tasking, please help me choose one..
the computer looks like this im just stuck one which processor to choose
Soltek motherboard VIA k8t800 pro+
2X 1024mb DDR400
160GB Seagate HD
BTC dual 16xDVD+-R
CMV CT-712 17'' LCD Monitor
Chaintech Geforce SE6200 or Radeon x700 (still undecided)

I just need to choose the CPU please help!!

thanks

julian


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Justin Aug 09, 2005, 01:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
Check out this web page, from Tomshardware, then look at the benchmarks, should give you an idea. Of the profromance you should be looking for.

http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20041221/cpu_charts-13.html

Supreet Virdi Aug 09, 2005, 01:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 09, 2005, 01:18pm EDT

 
>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
Julian Kesler,

Welcome to Hardware Analysis.


Julian, my personal experience says, Intel Pentium chips are better than AMD as far as Multi-threaded applications, and Designing works are concerend. That doesn't mean AMD will perform poorly in Multitasking or will be poor in Designing works. But I would prefer AMD for games only and that doesn't mean that Intel would perform poorly in games, infact its a pretty close battle, each chip has its pros and cons, AMD has it and Intel also has it. Since the AMD chips are equally expensive as Intel Pentium 4 chips, so the money factor doesn't come into play now. Unless you add cash and try to get Dual Core AMD chips, sure they are expensive though, but if you would've mentioned your budget then it would've been more easy for us to assist you.

I would suggest you Intel Pentium4 3.2Ghz and 1Gig of RAM with MSI P4N Diamond Motherboard, rest is upto you.

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AlanOne Aug 09, 2005, 01:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
Well, as stated a bazillion times before, compairing AMD & Intel chips is like compairing apples to oranges. AMD is by far the superior chip manufacturer, and most members here on this site would agree. However Intel's product is less expensive. Let's look at you choices, the 3500+ is a 64-bit processer, and depending on the core you get either 512k L2 (Clawhammer) or cache or a 1mb L2 cache (San Diego). Both chips run at 2.2 Ghz. Pentium runs (again depending on the core) at 1mb L2 @3.2 Ghz, but the affordable Pentiums are only 32-bit. Overall, the current AMD chips outperform anything Intel has to offer, but if I were you, I would do a bit more research, because the chip you want will effect the type of motherboard, and various other components you will need. Check out some of the older posts within the site and listen to what others suggest before making a purchase. I did, and it really helped!

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Col Aug 09, 2005, 02:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
As the others have said, it depends upon what you do with it the most! I think there is a clear breakdown of the 2 CPU's strong points:

AMD
Games
Web Development
Programming

Intel
CAD
Video/Multimedia encoding
Multi Tasking

I say that based upon my own experience. I have a 3.4 Ghz Intel P4 at work with 1 GB Ram and a 120 GB HD.

At home i've got the spec below.

I think my home system is faster, however, that could just be down to the quality of componants and the way it's configured. The work one has to have apps running that isn't running at home such as Sophos which we know slows things down quite a lot.

If it was my money, i'd probably go for the AMD just for the fact that I think it's a better base and in my opinion more stable (which I'd not have said this time last year!)

If you are going to go down the Intel road, I'd look to get the Dual core if you can as it's got more life than the Single core in my opinion!

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jordan 4ibanez Dec 02, 2011, 07:56am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
my friend..get the amd chip..even in todays gaming the chip is able to play battlefield lol

steve mace Feb 12, 2012, 02:47pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
God I miss my 3500, I broke it a few months ago trying to remove it from the buckled heatsink. ;(

Bungle Feb 13, 2012, 04:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
I miss the days when AMD and Intel actually competed against eachother and computers got measurably faster year over year.

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Iowaseven Feb 15, 2012, 04:40pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
He probably made his choice seven years ago! :)

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Bungle Feb 16, 2012, 11:01am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
How do you know? Maybe he's waiting for the prices to come down...

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Dr. Peaceful Feb 16, 2012, 11:37am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 16, 2012, 11:50am EST

 
>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
MrBungle said:
How do you know? Maybe he's waiting for the prices to come down...

Only that the prices have gone back up for those parts, due to their rarity. You can hardly find DDR(1) memory sticks and AGP cards nowadays... ;) Funny looking back at those parts, 7 years ago, they were pretty good performance parts, but now they are approaching obsoletion.

Julian Kesler said:
...the computer looks like this im just stuck one which processor to choose
Soltek motherboard VIA k8t800 pro+
2X 1024mb DDR400
160GB Seagate HD
BTC dual 16xDVD+-R
CMV CT-712 17'' LCD Monitor
Chaintech Geforce SE6200 or Radeon x700 (still undecided)

I just need to choose the CPU please help!!

Very simple dude... If you still haven't figure this out in 7 years, you need your head checked. In case you really haven't figure this out, here is a clue -- you can't fit a Pentium 4 in an AMD 64 socket. Do you get that now? ;)

BTW, I think the guy 3 posts up were really posting to advertise his website, not really to provide a solution.

john albrich Feb 16, 2012, 12:01pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 16, 2012, 12:09pm EST

 
>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
Dr. Žaz said:
Only that the prices have gone back up for those parts, due to their rarity. You can hardly find DDR(1) memory sticks and AGP cards nowadays....


Things seem to have changed a bit. AMD 64 3500+ socket 939 CPUs now being sold from just $6 used, to $50-$120 new on Amazon just a few minutes ago (unless I read things wrong). As I recall, listed prices used to be totally insane for just about all socket 939 processors at >US$200 one or two years ago as I recall...However, I don't know if people actually PAID that much for them.

Socket AM2 3500+ CPUs sold for much less as they were still in production for awhile after 939's stopped being produced.

I KNEW I shoulda sold that old socket 939 3500+ I've still got in my junk box when the prices were higher.

Dr. Peaceful Feb 16, 2012, 12:38pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 16, 2012, 12:39pm EST

 
>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
I on the other hand have some old P4 parts laying around. Probably don't worth much.

Bungle Feb 16, 2012, 01:38pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
Those old single core systems can't hardly function as web browsing machines anymore... I had a A64 3500+ in a HTPC a few years back and had to upgrade it because it was not fast enough to stream HD Flash video off the web.

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steve mace Apr 25, 2012, 12:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
bungle, yes. I could just about manage 1080p on media player classic, because more of the load was put on the gpu.

But even 10-20 tabs loaded, with a few videos in firefox started to casue me problems.

Even the annoying popup adverts have advanced incredibly in these 7 years, so that is why we need higher requirement browsers.




On another note, can anyone else see the forum glitch in my E8400 (EO stepping) good enough for modern gaming @ 1080p?
thread? the last poster listed frojm the forum index is someone with 0 posts, that has been really bugging me!

Supreet Virdi May 05, 2012, 12:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
Jeez, I was such a dick.

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steve mace Nov 14, 2012, 03:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
I still am :D

Bungle Nov 15, 2012, 04:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD 64 3500 vs Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
steve mace said:
bungle, yes. I could just about manage 1080p on media player classic, because more of the load was put on the gpu.

But even 10-20 tabs loaded, with a few videos in firefox started to casue me problems.


It could do it if you didn't move the mouse or anything... lol. Kinda makes you wonder how we survived.

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