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October 21, 2003 10:51:27 PM

When should the pentium 4 extreme come out. I am thinking of getting a p4c800e deluxe will the extreme chip work with it?

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October 21, 2003 10:56:23 PM

The EE will only be released as OEM, so you may have a very hard time getting your hands on one, even after the release. Release date has not been given AFAIK, but I'd expect it to be released in the next few weeks. You are aware this is a ~$900 cpu, aren't you ? and you are aware there are mostly faster, cheaper and more capable/future proof alternatives out there, available today ? So I'm curious, what is it you'd want a $900 P4EE for ?

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October 21, 2003 11:02:06 PM

Looking at the reviews of the thwg and others comparing pentium 4 3.2 with hyperthreading, pentium 4 ee, athlon 64, and athlon 64 fx, the fastest seems to be the ee. In all likelihood I will get a pentium 4 3.2 with hyperthreading. I am using this for video editing and it seems best. I was hoping to get the 64 bit chips but the 3200+ did not seem to compete and the fx is too expensive for only a possible benefit. So thats my thinking. Whats yours?
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October 21, 2003 11:07:24 PM

Well, my thinking is that if a FX is too expensive, than the EE is going to be waaay too expensive :) 

Video editing might be a good reason to get a reasonable priced P4 (not EE) though, just make sure you get heaps of fast RAM, and fast harddisks as well. Those might be more important than the cpu you use. What application do you use for video editing ?

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October 22, 2003 1:35:37 AM

I was gonna get the pc3200 ram. I am thinking 2 512Mb ram. Right now I use studio 8.10
October 23, 2003 12:08:16 AM

I'm waiting for the P4 3.2EE to build my new system with. Its so frustrating when theres no release date.

I'm looking at:
Intel P4 3.2EE
Asus P4C800 Deluxe-E
1Gb Corsair TwinX XMS Pro DDR500
Asus Radeon 9800XT

That'd be the basics. Now the 9800XT is almost upon us, but where oh where is the P4 EE?

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October 23, 2003 12:25:49 AM

isnt it out? it seems everywhere i go XT's are for sale 700$ (cdn)

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October 23, 2003 1:38:11 AM

Here in the UK I can only find it available for pre-order.

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October 23, 2003 11:09:06 AM

Your best performing option at the mo is actually to get a 2.6C P4 and OC it beyond 3.2Ghz. you'll need faster RAM though (PC4000 maybe) and a good CPU cooler, but those will be paid for by buying the cheaper processor.

It'll outperform a stock 3.2C because of the faster FSB & memory (more bandwidth). Not sure how it'll compete against a EE though, but it will <i>seriously</i> crush it in 'bang for buck'.

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October 23, 2003 11:09:31 PM

Is the P4 3.2 EE likely to be available in the next 2-3 weeks?

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October 24, 2003 12:23:15 PM

If you are doing graphics/video work you are *way* further ahead to go up to 1g of ram.

Shadus
October 24, 2003 12:38:35 PM

If you are going to be building a workstation with more then 1 gb of ram, (more then 2 sticks) you could be better off getting something with registerd memory. The 865 and 875 chipsets seem to be taking a huge hit when you add more then two sticks of ram to them.

<A HREF="http://firingsquad.com/hardware/building_gaming_opteron..." target="_new">http://firingsquad.com/hardware/building_gaming_opteron...;/A>

Also depending on what program you are using for video editing, an A64 could be faster then a p4. (even with less ram)

<A HREF="http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,112749,pg,5,0..." target="_new">http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,112749,pg,5,0...;/A>

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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by dropadrop on 10/24/03 08:46 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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