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IS AN AMD 64 3200+ [STOCK] EQUAL TO A 3.4 gHZ P4?

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January 19, 2006 4:02:58 PM

IS AN AMD 64 3200+ [STOCK] EQUAL TO A 3.4 gHZ P4? CONSIDERING THE GAMING PERFORMANCE?
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January 19, 2006 5:07:06 PM

Yes...

:-)

(I benched my stock 3500+/200 against a P4 Northwood 3.0 OC'd to 3.8/250, and with each equipped with 7800GT's, we were very close; at his stock 3.0, I took him in all non-gpu bound gaming benchmarks...)
January 19, 2006 5:23:53 PM

It depends on the game, and socket P4 you are talking, but loosely speaking yes. I found the P4 felt more responsive in windows, but there's not a whole lot in it. Gaming really does vary on the game itself. Suggest you look at the "mother of all processor" guides that tomshardware did a while back. They benched EVERYTHING in their usual style...
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January 19, 2006 5:48:37 PM

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IS AN AMD 3200+ [STOCK] EQUAL TO A 3.4 gHZ P4? CONSIDERING THE GAMING PERFORMANCE?
Maybe I'm missing something, but do you mean an AXP or an A64?
January 19, 2006 6:08:33 PM

I assumed the 3200XP+.....
January 19, 2006 7:41:18 PM

AMD 64
January 19, 2006 8:57:47 PM

This is a question, or at least a similar one to what I have been asking myself. What is the level of comparison between the AMD and Intel models? I hear that even though a Pentium may be rated faster in the CPU speed area, the AMD makes up for it in the bus speed and other facets. I am still pretty new to the world of AMD. Due to a motherboard going bad I had recently switched from my previous setup;

P4 3.06ghz Hyperthreaded CPU
Asus P4T533-C mobo
1GB Rambus
BFG GeForceFX 5900XT OC 128mb

to my new setup;

AMD Athlon64 3200+
Asus A8V Pro mobo
2GB PC3200
Asus GeForce 6600GT 128mb

It is a very noticable difference, yeah more then the CPU contributed to that. I had a very significant upgrade in gaming performance in HL2, Doom3, SWG, EQ2. Overall I am very happy with my new setup and my eyes have been opened to the world outside Intel (not saying Intel is bad, it is all I used for many years).

I was even able to take the left over parts and replace the wifes old 1ghz AMD system with;

P4 3.06ghz Hyperthreaded CPU
RSRock mobo
1GB PC3200
BFG GeForceFX 5900XT OC 128mb
January 19, 2006 10:24:05 PM

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IS AN AMD 64 3200+ [STOCK] EQUAL TO A 3.4 gHZ P4? CONSIDERING THE GAMING PERFORMANCE?

The AMD 64 3200+ will even beat a P4 3.8GHz in several games.

When it comes to gaming AMD 64 or Opteron is the best pick.
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