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April 15, 2004 4:57:23 AM

I plan to buy a new PC, don't know buy AMD64bits or P4?
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this is the worry I think for....

AMD now got 64bit , will P4 outdated after a few months?

last time is 16bits world but after 32bit came out, 16 bits is outdated. will p4 32bits face the same thing?

any expect give suggestion??

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April 15, 2004 5:30:00 AM

The p4 won't be outdated until 64-bit software becomes mainstream, this may not happen for a year or two, by then, the p4 may have given way to a p5. Right now, to decide which is best, it really depends on what you need the computer to do. Do you play games, video/picture editing, what do you plan to do?

"640K oughta be enough for anybody." - Bill Gates
That'll be enough L1 cache for me too...
April 15, 2004 1:43:12 PM

I use for playing games, doing video editing and download file using BT(Bittorent), using 32 bits is enough???
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April 15, 2004 8:49:00 PM

oh man, your asking for whihc cpu is best, and yet you do both things that either cpu excels at. Which is more important to you? Every last fps in gaming , or every last second in faster video editing?
April 16, 2004 3:55:56 AM

i would say check out some benchmarks and compare the chips in your price range to see what's a better value, this may just start a war

P4 2.8c
Seagate 160g 7200rpm 8mb cache
2x256 Crucial PC3200
Radeon 9800pro 128
Asus P4P800
April 16, 2004 5:58:51 AM

more me BT is more important for me, because I use it for downloading movie and songs, sometimes editing video. games not so important for me.

which is best for me? P4 or AMD 64??
April 17, 2004 9:32:00 AM

you should read this guide first..
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?nam...

i think that will give you some figure on your mind about choosing the right cpu. but if i were you, i'll choose amd64..

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April 17, 2004 8:09:53 PM

for your main use the p4c is the best,for gamers amd 64s.

Both will be outdated within two years;but the 64 will be able to used as a windows 64 webstation,most likely amd's k9 will be here before 64 bit becomes mainstream.All of the k8 sockets look like they'll be short term ones.Going for a cheaper platform and waiting for the real 64 bit cpus makes the most sense;unless you've got cash to burn.
April 17, 2004 11:36:52 PM

bt favors neither cpu, flip a coin then, seems as though either will do great for you. maybe just base it on how much you can spend, then flip lol
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