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John Winker Jun 06, 2001, 11:57am EDT Report Abuse
Perhaps you should do some more research on this topic before writing any future articles on the subject.

Most of the reviews out there, yours excluded, praise the speed and stability of the AMD system. The Athlon MP chips may be running 500MHz behind the P4 chips, but there really isn't a performance loss due to the P4 (XEON included) inefficiencies when running current software.

Some high-end programs, such as Pro-Engineer and AutoCAD, do not take advantage of the P4's archetecture, but do expose its weak x86 instruction floating point archetecture. These programs thrive on AMD powered machines, which boast much more productive floating point numbers.

AMD's biggest hurdle will be impressing Intel-biased individuals, much like you have presented yourselves being. The numbers show AMD has the performance and the price benefit for this market.

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Jon Cotterman Jun 06, 2001, 06:57pm EDT Report Abuse
>> I totally agree
Your comments are right on the mark. AMD doesn't need to release a faster set of processors for their MP chipset. The 1.2 Athlon chip already beats the 1.7P4 in every category there is (with the small exception of Q3 which id has mentioned several times that there software will ALWAYS be more optimized for Intel)

Anyone considering buying this type of system for a business solution would have already done their homework and should know this.

NickName Jun 06, 2001, 07:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> You are right!
I have done a little test of my own also. I set up 2 identical systems except for the processor and motherboard. The AMD kicked Intels ass in everything. I have an AMD Athlon 1.2 GHZ now... I still have the Intel system, but that is a spare computer until this one craps out. I might even wind up selling the Intel system. I am very happy with my Athlon.

What is your computer specifications? I will post mine later.



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