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futureman Aug 27, 2001, 07:50pm EDT Report Abuse
It would be nice if you still had access to the Via P4x266 board so you could see how it scales with a 2GHz processor. Might this be possible using the Azza board that is now listed at a few places?


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Darren Krape Aug 27, 2001, 07:57pm EDT Report Abuse
>> $562?
$562... stuff me, thats a lot of money...

Thanks, but I'll O/C my 1.4 Athlon before I spend that much on a P4.

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Dan Mepham Aug 27, 2001, 09:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Pentium4 review suggestions
I've been in contact with VIA regarding a P4X266 platform, but as yet, we've not been equipped with one. I'll take a look at that Azza board, though.

Dan Mepham
Justin Aug 28, 2001, 02:02pm EDT Report Abuse
>> 562!!!!!!!!
What has Intel been smoking lately to price the P4 that high, I sware the faster the P4 gets the crazier the prices get.

Robert Kropiewnicki Aug 28, 2001, 04:49pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Pentium4 review suggestions
That's precisely the reason it's important that we have at least two competing companies going at it in the consumer microprocessor market. Without AMD (or Intel for that matter) to provide competition, prices like $560+ would be the norm.....and not even for the highest speed grade available.

Competition is GOOD for the consumer.

Dan Mepham Aug 28, 2001, 05:16pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Pentium4 review suggestions
I would add that $562 is WAY less than what Intel would have introed its top-of-the-line CPU at a couple years ago (although I'm still not going to pay it for a P4..yet). Anyone care to reflect on how much a Pentium II 300 cost when the PIIs first came out? Damn sight more than $562, I'm sure. :-)

Dan Mepham
Kevin Hamill Aug 28, 2001, 06:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Pentium4 review suggestions
Not to defend Intel, but you have to keep in mind this is initial pricing. I am willing to bet that when we see Northwood (two months or so) the price of this chip will be less than half of what it is now. As a matter of fact, considering Northwood will save Intel money because of the manufacturing process, I believe the pricing on it will be low (for Intel), and since that will be the flagship processor, that means the current P4's will likely be very inexpensive.

This doesn't mean you should buy them, just that I think for the most part they can stay price competetive with AMD.

To be quite honest, I will take a look at P4 when it hits 2.5Ghz+, that is when I think it will be worth it. Until then I think it would be very nice if Intel lowered their Tualatin pricing a little bit. Now there is a chip that could be a hit.

NickName Aug 30, 2001, 07:29pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Pentium4 review suggestions
Intel may have the higher numbers in GHZ, but AMD could still beat them with no effort at all in PERFORMANCE...

The Pentium 3 XEON's are probably faster than the Pentium 4's

Rhort Aug 31, 2001, 04:07am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Pentium4 review suggestions
**Nods** Amen to that, Ryan.

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NickName Sep 02, 2001, 08:35pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Pentium4 review suggestions
Well... I am glad that you agree with me Rhort. :-):-):-):-)

Ryan Maurer

Rhort Sep 03, 2001, 04:13am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Pentium4 review suggestions
Actually, you know that in order to try and stop people thinking that AMD processors are slower Intel one, AMD are gonna stop branding chips based on megahertz, from either this month or next month I think. They're bringing in a whole new "Athlon Naming Plan" that gives more of an idea of the processor's overall performance instead of its speed based on megahertz. They want to get people to buy based on the actual performance of the chip, instead of the clock speed. They're gonna use model numbers instead of clock speed.

Here's the full story...

http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,5096420,00.html?...zdnnp1tp01


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NickName Sep 03, 2001, 01:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Pentium4 review suggestions
Thx Rhort. That was an interesting article...:-):-):-):-)

Rhort Sep 04, 2001, 05:54am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Pentium4 review suggestions
Yeah, that ZDNET news site occasionally has something of use on it. I often scan through the 90% crock of s**t in order to find something of use every now and again.

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NickName Sep 04, 2001, 03:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Pentium4 review suggestions
LOL. :-) I dont got that kind of time.;-)

I usually find interesting articles on a DAILY BASIS at http://news.cnet.com ;-)



 

    
 
 

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