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Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz vs AMD Athlon 64 3000+

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Which is the better choice for gaming and light projects?

Total: 7 votes (2 blank votes)

  • Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
  • 20 %
  • AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • 80 %
January 30, 2006 11:29:38 PM

Sorry if there is already a related thread, but I've done a search and couldn't find anything topics related to my question.

My computer is used mostly for gaming and light projects (digital imaging, video editing). I have the opportunity to recieve a new computer, but I don't know if my current computer is better. Most of the specs between the two computers are the same, except the CPU.

current - Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
new - AMD Athlon 64 3000+

I don't know much about CPUs so I thought I'd ask here. Which is the better choice for gaming and light projects? If you do reply, please do me a favor and include an explaination for your answer so that I can learn something. Thank you!
January 30, 2006 11:37:48 PM

We would need to know if that is a P4a, P4b, P4c, P4e, or a P4 prescott-a
If it's a P4c, it will be a little slower in gaming (about 15% fewer frames) but better @ some video encoding.
Any of the other chips would be worse by varying degrees.
In gaming, add 200 to the Amd to get it's Intel equivalent speed. ( an A64 3200 games as well as an Intel 3.4ghz)
January 31, 2006 1:22:04 PM

I honestly don't know how to determine the precise ID of my CPU. Any information on how this can be identified? If it helps any, I am currently using a Shuttle XPC SS51G.
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