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amd athlon 3400+ vs intel pentium 4 3.2 ghz

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September 10, 2007 5:25:01 AM

i play counter strike source and i wanted to know what is a better processor.

the 3400+ is a single core. i was playing source on it and i was getting 65+ fps constant in de_dust2 with 30 ppl with my geforce 5200 graphics card....

i was wondering if the Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.2ghz will get me the same fps. i am not changing anything except for the processor... my pent 4 will be here this weekend , so i wanted to know what is better my moms amd athlon 3400+ or the pent 4 3.2ghz ... if the pent will make me loose fps .. can u tell me how many i would be loosing .. like a lot or just like 5 to 10 fps ?

both machines have 768 mb of ram and geforce 5200 graphics card.

btw my bro is getting me the HP comp from his work... it was only 50 bucks and it comes with a 19 inch lcd... many good benefits of working for a good company
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September 10, 2007 7:09:38 AM

crashboss said:
i play counter strike source and i wanted to know what is a better processor.

the 3400+ is a single core. i was playing source on it and i was getting 65+ fps constant in de_dust2 with 30 ppl with my geforce 5200 graphics card....

i was wondering if the Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.2ghz will get me the same fps. i am not changing anything except for the processor... my pent 4 will be here this weekend , so i wanted to know what is better my moms amd athlon 3400+ or the pent 4 3.2ghz ... if the pent will make me loose fps .. can u tell me how many i would be loosing .. like a lot or just like 5 to 10 fps ?

both machines have 768 mb of ram and geforce 5200 graphics card.

btw my bro is getting me the HP comp from his work... it was only 50 bucks and it comes with a 19 inch lcd... many good benefits of working for a good company


Magic.

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2004.html?modelx=33&m...
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September 10, 2007 7:47:53 AM

P4 3.2 GHz is slower than Athlon 3400+, but I bet u can play CS pretty well with both CPUs.
September 10, 2007 9:35:26 PM

ahh man :( 

i hope i don't loose any fps in css with the INTEL :( 

i am at the edge when i put settings to high in css and thats how i like it and on intel my fps might drop to 50 instead of 60 on the amd.
September 11, 2007 1:06:02 AM

i have never paid more than 100 bucks on any of the pc's i have owned till this day ...

As long as i get 60 fps or above i am fine...

the pent 4 + 19 inch lcd are coming from a company my bro works for , only 50 bucks :) 

slickdeals.net then go to forums. or go to fatwallet.com
September 11, 2007 2:18:09 AM

The Athlon will be far better in pretty much every way.

I'm also amazed that car will run CS:S O_O
September 11, 2007 2:55:43 AM

Yea, I can guarantee that your lying about the 60fps in source with settings set to high. Its literally impossible for that setup.

Anyways, the 3400+ would be better.
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September 11, 2007 3:23:10 AM

I agree with AdamJ about the 60fps with an FX5200 and yes, any Athlon 64 is better than a Pentium 4.
September 11, 2007 4:01:44 AM

oh i am lying?

i will post up screens k .

anyways to make it clear my settings are model : high , texture : high , shader : high , shadow : high the rest is at stock and my res is @ 800*600 and i am on direct x level 8.

i get over 60 fps in dust 2 in css with 10 to 14 ppl and i get over 100 in fy iceworld
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September 11, 2007 4:26:31 AM

Athalon vote here. P4's run hot and aren't quite as nice as the AMD's 64. I'm betting you won't get 60fps on that 19" your getting (if you use the native resolution of 1280x1024 or something around there).
Get a better GPU, if at all possible for that 19" screen your getting.
September 11, 2007 4:42:25 AM

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/crashboss007/sys-1...
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/crashboss007/de_du...
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/crashboss007/de_du...
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h5/crashboss007/fy_ic...

there is your proof. i think u guys misunderstood me when i said high settings lol.. i am a noob. when i said high settings i meant high tab in the settings for mode , texture , shadow , shader not AA or w/e to 16 x and 4 x lol or hdr on ....

also , please don't call me a lier since i don't lie. I am a honest person.

i guess ill take my moms amd , not like she plays games. She types and etc so Intel is the way to go for her
September 11, 2007 4:43:56 AM

well.... 800X600 might be why. I don't really know anyone who plays a game at those settings. The really don't even test gaming performance at those settings anymore.
September 11, 2007 4:46:21 AM

crashboss,

some action scenes would probably be the best test as to what the card can do. What you posted is pretty easy for cards to produce. It's when they are having to draw shadows and such things (fighting and more moving objects to draw) that they really start to slow down.
September 11, 2007 4:47:46 AM

ya but i enjoy it :)  I rather put money into my car and my trial + mountain bike...
September 11, 2007 4:50:48 AM

during fights i don't see a drop. i only see a drop when i take the auto shotgun or the M3 and go close to the wall and shoot it and when the dust comes off the wall i see like 10 fps drop

the Amd is not bad specially with a 5200 and the price of 150 dollars. lol $50 more than the usual $100 , soon i will post up fight scene.
September 11, 2007 4:57:27 AM

run the stress test, like this

September 11, 2007 4:59:58 AM

I didn't realize that the 5200 was not DX9. That card is soooo old!
September 11, 2007 5:04:01 AM

god damn mrquin27 .. nice rig man

i will do that when i come back from school tomorrow.. right now the AMD is in my moms room and shes sleeping.
September 11, 2007 5:17:49 AM

weskurtz81 said:
I didn't realize that the 5200 was not DX9. That card is soooo old!

No, it is DX9. Not the same DX9 as a 6xxx series card, but still a DX9 card none the less. The only problem is that the DX9 performance is so atrocious that many games will default a 5xxx series card to DX8.1 (even games built for DX9 SM2.0). But, gaming performance aside, the DX9 capabilities of the 5200 card does allow it to be compatible with Vista Aero Glass interface.
September 11, 2007 5:45:00 AM

Well since Barcy benchmarks look pretty BLEH, go with the P4 since Intel is the clear winner right now... :pt1cable: 
September 11, 2007 9:32:32 PM

amd won in farcry
September 11, 2007 10:23:09 PM

If you want the brutal honest truth, either the Intel or the AMD CPU will perform the same in CS:S, because even at 800x600 resolution, the performance bottle neck is the FX 5200 graphics card, not the CPUs.
September 11, 2007 11:27:58 PM

I think he said that he would be getting some 19" lcd monitors, in which case he would be better off running at the native resolution with a different cpu and gpu.
September 11, 2007 11:51:18 PM

in game res will be 800*600
desktop res will be 1280*1024
i am only getting one 19 inch monitor.
i am not willing to invest in a better gpu or cpu...

just came to these forums to ask of a simple question.

i think ima go with the AMD
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September 12, 2007 12:11:34 AM

crashboss said:
in game res will be 800*600
desktop res will be 1280*1024
i am only getting one 19 inch monitor.
i am not willing to invest in a better gpu or cpu...

just came to these forums to ask of a simple question.

i think ima go with the AMD

Good luck! Hope we helped you out somehow, without confusing you or make things difficult.
September 12, 2007 2:56:14 AM

i will come back to these forums again if i need help :) 
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