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January 24, 2003 12:08:50 AM

i am buying new CPU .. i want to ask whether which is better to buy ..

Intel P4 2.66 MHz
ASUS P4T533C
512MB RD Ram PC1066

or

AMD XP 2600
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
512MB DDR Ram PC3200

Both is using AIT Radeon 9700 Pro
which 1 is better to use between this 2... or i have to change something will be better ?
hope u guys can tell me in this.. thanks

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January 24, 2003 12:12:27 AM

sorry man.. i press wrong .. it's double posts.. really sorry.. how do i going to delete 1 of this
January 24, 2003 12:39:02 AM

It ok. I'd go w/ the amd cause I have no respect for intel's fpu, and u don't need pc3200 ram w/ that, get 333Mhz.

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti
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January 24, 2003 1:52:54 AM

i think i wont overclock it as i dont know how to do it .. lol .. so should i pick the P4 2.66 ?
January 24, 2003 1:53:16 AM

AXP 2600+ 333 MHZ FSB and P4 2.66 GHz with RDRAM will perform almost equal, since AXP 2700+ takes good lead over P4 2.66 GHz. Sometimes AXP or P4 will take lead, but the margin will be ignorable. BTW, there's no doubt that DDR costs less and future proff. Also i850E mobos cost more than nForce2 mobos and have less features

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January 24, 2003 2:05:20 AM

the overall useur will tell you to take a athlon under any condition

Just next to the lab and the bunker you will find the marketing departement.
January 24, 2003 2:06:59 AM

Personally i would go with the P4 setup because it is very quiet with a stock Fan, with the Athlon you have to get exotic to make it quiet. But if you don't care about noise than go with the Athlon. I personally would go with the P4 board but with DDR, RDRAM is just too expensive, plus with systems like these do you really notice the diiference anyways?? Especially if your only gaming.

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January 24, 2003 2:08:43 AM

P4T533 are faster and ram cost less

Just next to the lab and the bunker you will find the marketing departement.
January 24, 2003 2:41:31 AM

i will be using the computer for gaming/serve net/mp3 something like that.. everyone seem to say athlon is a better choice.. i will get it then..
January 24, 2003 2:58:48 AM

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the overall useur will tell you to take a athlon under any condition

Is there a subliminal messege about the overall user?
January 24, 2003 7:14:03 AM

Good choice. Yep the Athlon is better than the P4 there. As someone else in another thread said it is shown in toms charts that a 2400+ athlon performs faster than a 2.5gig P4 so that give`s you an indication.
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January 24, 2003 9:09:28 PM

I'd go fot the amd, it's cheaper, and has a higher FSB (if you get the 333 version, witch i strongly recommend). I believe the 2600+ with 333 ddr, synced, will perform better than the 2.66 with rd1066...
January 24, 2003 9:23:54 PM

well here i would say Go for intel...

here (belgium) the Intel is cheaper then the AMD especially when you use the DDR sollution...

Ok for any reason you still can opt for RDRAM but then i'll have to warn you that you'll have to watch closely for the ram... they got hot especially at 533 mhz

I think that you even can get a quite noiseless AMD too (if at your place AMD is still cheaper, or if you choose an AMD). i posted the sollution of that one at my thread outcome (need help blue screen and reset), and i can only tell you: if noise matters, then try it out, it's worth to do all that work! It generates only 30 dB(a), and then most of that noise is from my HD's.

anyway good luck with your new comp :wink:

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January 25, 2003 12:00:09 AM

I don't care how much u oc that P4, it still ain't gonna perform as well fpu wise.

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti
January 25, 2003 2:25:26 PM

AMD fanboys will advise you to buy the Athlon, Intel fans will tell to buy the P4 in any case. What did you expect Lotr? You won't get any neutral feedback here, forget it.

Both CPUs perform likewise in real life situations. You will only notice a difference when using benchmarks, so get whatever system you want (whatever system is cheaper for that matter).
January 25, 2003 2:43:06 PM

Same here in France I just ordered a P4 2.8 with 1Gig of RDram pc1066 and a Gigbyte Ga-8IHXP and it was cheaper then the AMD route which I was going to get until I say the prices AMD AXP 2700+ ASUS nForce deluxe and 1Gig DDR2700 or was it 3200 can't remember (but it was the 1 in sync with the 333FSB

Plus Intels run cooler so I didn't have to buy a seperate heatsink :) , maybe when I start to overclock it i might need 1 but if he doesn't overclock he WILL be ok with stock cooler on the intel and will POSSIBLY be ok with the stock AMD cooler :) 

But saying that if the AMD is cheaper where he lives I'd go for it :) 
January 25, 2003 6:34:43 PM

I highly recommend intel. Especially if you're gonna use it as a server and need it running 24/7. In the summer when it is warmer you're gonna wish you got intel cpu.

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January 25, 2003 6:39:53 PM

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January 25, 2003 7:01:01 PM

the true fsb on intel is 133, 133*4=533, true on new athlons is 166, 166*2=333, so yea, higher fsb.
January 25, 2003 7:14:57 PM

starkmjolk? How did you come up with that handle? You spiking your milk?

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January 25, 2003 9:44:34 PM

while you are it boasting with meaningless fsb comparitions (meaningless because you can't compare the fsb of two different PC's), be aware that Intel will launch it's 800MHz FSB (4x200) anytime soon.

Anyway if you really want to compare FSB, then compare the bandwidth resulting out of it --> effective FSB like 266,333,400 or 533MHz. But then again, more bandwidth does not necessary mean more power...
January 25, 2003 11:24:05 PM

prescott will come with 166 first, and wont come tomorrow, but probably soon. barton is allready here, and when prescott 200 fsb is here, clawhammer will be too :) 

from my experience, effective fsb doesn't do such big difference :)  but you are right about that.

(my 2400+ goes past 200fsb today, try to get a p4 to that :)  )
January 25, 2003 11:50:12 PM

Good Point.

Benchmarks aren't everything when choosing a platform.

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January 26, 2003 3:23:37 AM

My comp uses an athlon and it's up sometimes for weeks without being shut off. During summer time it gets hot and I'm too cheap to pay for ac. During winter I have a vent blowing hot air into my intake fans. So year round it's got bad conditions, and it runs extremely stable- no probs what so ever.

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti
January 26, 2003 3:57:59 AM

I shoulda mentioned that runnign Seti is not the only thing the system does..that 4.4 Hrs is a number i pulled from the last 3 times i looked at how logn it took....usually its running a 3D Screen Saver 24/7 playign MP3's in winamp and United Devices cure for cancer aswell as Seti@Home......and i got 256MB of ram.....

As for the specific number u just gave me...how can i find out all that information about myself???

As for a 2GHz P4 (such as yours) crunching more than an AXP 2000+....it cant be....unless when urs is crunchign seti thats what its soley doing...It's WELL known that Seti LOVES the FPU of the Athlon a LOT more than ne other x86 chip....ur overall system setup is most likely better than mine...as to what makes Seti faster? i coulda sworn it was all CPU CLock/FPU and Ram.....

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January 26, 2003 3:13:46 PM

i can't say the same however. I always had problems during 90+ degree weather. Always few lock-ups and stuff.

Infact my computer fried (quite literally, it was smoking) during the summer. Unrelated to the CPU! This was poor quailty with gigabyte motherboards. The one RAM slot was loose from the motherboard. I'm not joking at all. The thing was a POS. First the fan died so i had to buy a new fan and then the one ram slot came undone. Probobly because of the heat.

Now that nforce2 is out maybe it'll be different in the summer. But i know VIA sucks and i will never buy another gigabyte board.

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January 26, 2003 3:16:40 PM

ya well, i don't know, the numbers speak for themselves. Seti doesn't even care about RAM so it isn't that.

Perhaps you have too much running in the background.

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January 27, 2003 7:02:12 PM

hmmm i always thought it didn't. I remember reading a post on anandtech forum about RAM and someone replied about how it doesn't matter what kind of ram you use.

Even still you are using dual channel ddr right? which is must faster then my ddr which is only operating at pc2100 even though i have pc2700. And i don't see how the amount of RAM you have makes any difference because it is a small chunk of data. but *shrugs*

MOO3 is out though! and simcity 4 looks fun... lol

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