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June 28, 2005 6:14:03 PM

I'm planning on building an audio/video encoding rig and I want the best processor for my money. Would this processor fit the bill? If any of you have this processor then feel free to comment on it.

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June 28, 2005 6:31:25 PM

Only one guy had this CPU and he took it apart to prove his firend their where actually 2 cpu on it...So no one has it anymore.

For video/audio encoding this is probably the strongest chip around especially if you run more instance of your programs.

Nos its probably not the best processor for your money because it his outrageously expensive and the only difference with a plain 840 is the HT.

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June 28, 2005 6:41:08 PM

Thanks for the help.
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June 28, 2005 7:47:05 PM

oh and good luck finding one not in a dell, last I heard only major OEMS had them.

If you really wanan go the dual core route the Athlon X2 might be a more sensible choice

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June 28, 2005 8:35:22 PM

What are you talking about? Newegg, Zipzoomfly, Mwave and many other online venders carry the 840 Extreme Edition. I don't know where you're getting your information from. On a side note, I'm also looking at the X2 4800+.
June 28, 2005 10:22:26 PM

I rather suggest an AMD x2, even the low end 4200+. Simply, the chipset and motherboard are more mature, the PC3200 RAM cost less and is fast enough compared to DDR2, need less care about cooling and consume less power.


Unless you dont care about reliability, the the 840ee might do good, but to me, having a system that is stable is much more productive than having one that may crash or throttle down in speed.

But if you want to stay with Intel, just get the normal dual core. They are cheaper, consume less and should be better for long term reliability. They might not be as fast as AMD dual core, but their cost and performance will be sufficient.

In the end, just ask you if you really need to multitask with more than 2-3 apps when encoding, and if the other task you'll do really need 100% of CPU usage. I'm sure that even a lower cost Intel 820 or 840 might be sufficient..

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June 29, 2005 12:54:22 AM

In a top ten list, the number one reason to buy an 840EE
#1 You have the cooling system from a nuclear reactor, and have nothing else to use it for.
June 29, 2005 2:41:32 AM

Mozzartusm,

That comment of mine was not directed at you, so relax. To answer your question I do not know who Space Donkey is.
June 29, 2005 2:53:08 AM

I may end of waiting for Intel's next-generation dual core processors (Presler). They will run cooler and comsume less power. I'm sure Intel will release a next-generation dual core processor with HT support.
June 29, 2005 4:58:48 AM

I would really be scared to put my money in the 840EE . I havent made up my mind for sure yet, but I would need to see alot of convincing evidence that would support the 840EE before I would sink the cash into it. The flip side is this. The ASUS P5WD2 MOBO that supports the dual core is a jam up good MOBO. It also supports the single core 600 series. If you could catch one of the 600 series on e-bay at a good price then you could go that direction. The 600 series single cores didnt seem to be much of an improvement over the 500's at first, but now that I have had time to really work with one I can tell you without a doubt that the 600's will give you a significant performance boost over the 500's

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June 29, 2005 1:09:25 PM

Ooops my information is outdated, it was true a little while ago
=)

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June 30, 2005 5:02:14 AM

If you want a heater for a computer go for the p4 840EE. But I would wait a few months and see what comes out.
June 30, 2005 6:14:35 AM

If you want to trash your motherboards go with the 840EE
June 30, 2005 7:30:49 AM

The 840EE. The idiot's choice award winner.
If someone gave one to me, I'd send it back. I wouldn't feel right about trying to sell the thing to some poor sucker.
July 1, 2005 9:05:50 PM

You picked the wrong forum for Intel advice. This forum is full of AMD fanboys and you will not get a good answer (Obvioudsly).

840EE is the best choice for what you plan of using it for. I would suggest the P5WD2-D motherboard as well. They are very stable.

I would suggest a good aftermarket heatsink like the Zalman for best results. The stock one is fine if you have correct case air flow.

Im running the 840EE now on air 266x14 = 3.73Ghz

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July 1, 2005 9:34:48 PM

As FUGGER said this forum is full of AMD fanbois, so don't hear the opinions, look at the facts.
Just read the stress test here in THG.
No wait that test proves that the 840EE is crap too.


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July 2, 2005 12:51:04 AM

*Cough* Liar *cough*

Review 1: http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.cfm?page=7&artic... - AMD X2 Wins video and Audio encoding

Review 2 - http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/cpu/article.php/3... - Pretty Equal between X2 and 840 in video

Review 3 -http://www.behardware.com/articles/571-7/dual-core-athl... - Pretty Equal between X2 and 840 in video

Review 4 - http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=241... - The X2 crushes the 840 in all video and audio reviews.

But in the end it's up to you, but I just want to quote THG:
"The performance drawback on Intel's side is something we would absolutely be willing to live with for the sake of the multi-tasking experience, and we don't really expect the Pentium D to have any trouble being accepted by the market. However, there is something that we can't really tolerate: the Pentium D system manages to burn over 200 watts as soon as it's turned on, even when it isn't doing anything. It even exceeds 310 W when working and 350+ W with the graphics card employed! AMD proves that this is not necessary at all: a range of 125 to 190 Watts is much more acceptable (235 counting the graphics card). And that is without Cool & Quiet even enabled.

Here's the bottom line. If we had to recommend a single core processor, the choice would depend greatly on the type of applications in use. But in the dual core arena, though, there is not much that speaks for Intel: go with the Athlon 64 X2."

So, go with whatever you want, but consider bouth companies (especially AMD :p ).
July 2, 2005 1:28:13 AM

No, hes not lying. This thread like most others that seek advice on Intel has done nothing but run this guys post into the ground. This guy specifically said that he was building a rig for video encoding. No matter what you think of Intel, the 840EE is the best CPU on the market for what this guy wants to use it for. Unless something changed in the stress test, that was the one category that Intel walked off and left AMD in. Even Wusy suggest the 840EE for what this guy wants to use it for and you wont find anyone that will call wusy an Intel fanboy.

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July 2, 2005 2:03:18 AM

Mozzartusm...You have lost it, Why pick the best processor for the job. You know thats not how chips are marketed, sold, and bought.

If you look at the facts a nice 333Pentium could get that video encoding done. Yes, it may take two to three days and not 6 min like the 840EE...but somethings should be done slowly. Remember....the tortiose wins the race!!

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July 2, 2005 3:16:20 AM

? I only siad that 840EE isn't necissarily the best for video-encoding, which I proved with my links. Most of the X2 reviews has shown that Intel's days of glory when it comes to video encoding has gone with the release of the X2.

And when it comes to the stress test, that only proved that when running 4 processes, with three set to normal, and one to low, the one with the low priority gets less cpu-time, and that ht overrides this, since it appears to windows as 4 cores.

But hell, even thg proved that X2 is better than 840EE when it comes to encoding, this are the single thread results (encoding) from thg:

MP3 encoding of the CD: AMD system has 4.7% better performance;
DivX encoding of the DVD: AMD system has 28.2% better performance;

And secondly, I only pointed out an alternative, and gave arguments why he should be that one insteadd. But as I said, it's up to him.
July 2, 2005 12:15:54 PM

I have one. Had one, then switched to a regular Extreme Edition single core, now I have the 840EE again. Believe it or not, the 3.73EE is faster in my experience. even though it only has ONE core (but my investigations showed the 840EE only has one realy core as well). If you really want fast, I would buy two Xeons at 3.6 GHz with big caches, you will have high clock and be sure it has two cores and it will be more stable too.

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July 2, 2005 5:17:27 PM

Your so off the point its not even funny. This is the type of mindset that is making things really hard to handle around here. The guy asked about a rig for video encoding. It may be one of or maybe the only places that the EE will shine,but in this category it kills the AMD.

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July 2, 2005 5:19:53 PM

No, you called him a liar! That was uncalled for. Hes one of the top OCers in the World. Thats a fact either way, like him or not he knows his stuff.

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July 2, 2005 6:09:33 PM

Obviously i am joking....Come one now. Even a historical fable at the end of that didn't show it?

You are right that the EE is best for this if money isn't an issue.
I was just mocking the people who would say buy AMD even though it goes slower in EXACTLY what this guy wants.

I appoligize.

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July 2, 2005 8:44:33 PM

Either CPU hast their strongs and weakness. The EE is fast, so is the X2. But HT give an edge to the 840EE, it is a clear fact. But this small edge come with a price. Higher power needed, heat output and cost of setting it up.

I stopped buying CPU based only on the computing performance. a difference of 30 seconds in a 10 minutes task is not what will make me buy a CPU instead of another.

Overall computing matter much more to me. Being noise or heat generated, when added to HDD and video card can become unpleasant after a while.

My cousin has a mobile barton OCed at 2.5GHz. He need fans to controls heat. That make noise. too much for me, and he start thinking about having it silenced a bit.

If this guy has the money to control the noise and heat to an acceptable level, the I dont care if he want the 840EE. But he should think about that too, not only raw performance. Having a vacuum cleaner running when editing video is not that nice.. I do some editing and encoding and I"m sure that I would become creazy working with a computer that cover the sound of the video source...

So advising him to get an X2 only because it perform better in some apps is not what I intend to do. But I can advise him to get an X2 because the easier noise and heat control with normal components.

When everything is setted up and running, it doesnt really matter if it is AMD or Intel. As long as the job get done, and it is done in a level of comfort you tolerate, that is what matter more.

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July 2, 2005 9:06:38 PM

Sorry, its been a few weeks since I had one of my Emotional Outburst "As NED likes to call them" I seem to have a problem distinguishing humor over the internet. Im getting better but obviously have a long way to go. Ive got to do better than this, I get a chip on my shoulder and dont even realize it. I had just taken an ear full of THGC bashing over at another forum. I should have just turned the damned computer off then.

Again, Im sorry about my outburst.

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July 2, 2005 9:10:46 PM

I was butting into an arguement with a stupid joke. its all good.

Btw, i noticed your sig...Do you run your computer at those specs all the time? or are those just your highs? or just a OC'ing machine and you use another for general purpose?

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July 2, 2005 9:48:00 PM

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Again, Im sorry about my outburst.


it is still better to outburst than inburst...

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July 2, 2005 10:01:28 PM

5.6 was up long enough to piss me off. Couldnt get the screenie saved before it said "UP YOURS" and crashed. Ive got CPUz's verified up to around 5.3G and hit a higher mem fre today but dont remember what it was. That rig runs about 3 hours a day. It only is used for benchmarking and I do run the folding program as well as others to stress it. Ive run the system at 4.9G for three hours with no problems. Thats a long time IMO especially when you take into consideration that its all done on liquid. The RAM is amazing, I can run it as hard as I choose although sometimes its tricky getting it to boot at certain speeds/timings. Once its going then there are hardly ever any problems. At speeds over 4.5G my definition of stable changes simply because its unrealistic to think that getting one stable and keeping it there is going to happen. To many other factors set in. Mainly HD corruption. I have to reformat my RAID 0,1 config at least every other day. Im getting ready to try one of those RAM drives or whatever they are called. I may finish my latest project this weekend. Ive been working on an alternative to phase change. Its a water chiller, but one with a twist at least compared to the ones that I have seen. Prelim test show that it has a chance of holding temps at 0C to 10C 24/7. I just hope that I can find a pump that can hold up at those temps.

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July 2, 2005 11:54:06 PM

If the guy wants a rig for video encoding, etc, etc, then Athlon X2 is the way to go. He has the benchmarks as proof.

And for the other guys that state that the 840EE is the way to go on these type of applications, please back up what you say with benchmarks, links, articles or any type of proof. :) 

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July 3, 2005 12:17:09 AM

Lol, your hillarious....hold on, i need to wipe the tears....


thats better...now what?
I dont have a single benchmark, link, article or any type of proof to show you. Sorry.

Maybe you can search the internet for me, and then when you get those....you have to then judge the results for yourself because all tests are conducted differently. Then after that, you have to reconsider what this person is asking for and try to relate benchmarks dealing with things similar but not exact....and then make blanket statements about what is best for this guy.

I had to go back and check....because it seems like you just posted an opinion about what you think, without any of what you want others to do.
I will tell you right now, this arguement will go nowhere.

If this guy gets an X2 or EE he will be happy with it. We all can have opinions about what will be better. and frankly i am not going to rely on just links from one person. They would obviously omit resusts that didn't fit into their arguement.

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July 3, 2005 2:22:46 AM

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thats better...now what?
I dont have a single benchmark, link, article or any type of proof to show you. Sorry.
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I was talking about the other benchmarks that
BePe86 posted on this trhread, but since you're "still" asking for them, here you go:


http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,120750,00.asp
http://www.sudhian.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=672
http://hardocp.com/article.html?art=NzY2
http://techreport.com/reviews/2005q2/athlon64-x2/index....
http://www.amdzone.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sect...
http://hothardware.com/viewarticle.cfm?articleid=682
http://www.trustedreview.com/article.aspx?head=60&page=...
http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/processorsmemory/0,...
http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews/review.php?dXJsX3J...
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1813757,00.a...
http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20050509/index.html
http://www.anandtech.com/printarticle.aspx?i=2410
http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/reports/...
http://www.simhq.com/_technology/technology_042a.html
http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2005q2/athlon64-x2/po...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/print/athlon64-x2....
http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/hardware/1513_1.htm...
http://hardware.gamespot.com/Story-ST-17478-1945-x-x-x
http://techreport.com/reviews/2005q2/athlon64-venice/in...
http://www.tbreak.com/reviews/article.php?id=374
http://techreport.com/reviews/2005q2/athlon64-venice/in...
http://www.tbreak.com/reviews/article.php?id=374
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1815796,00.asp
http://www.pcinpact.com/articles/a/127/1.htm
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/a64-...
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=141&type=expert
http://www.simhq.com/_technology/technology_055a.html
http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/cpu/amd-athlon-64-x...
http://www.3dvelocity.com/reviews/amdx2/x2.htm
http://amdzone.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections...
http://www.gdhardware.com/hardware/cpus/amd/athlon64/48...
http://www.amdreview.com/reviews.php?rev=athlonx24200
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=245...
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/2005_eternal_battle...

...And if you still want more, just say the "magic" word :D 

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Lol, your hillarious....hold on, i need to wipe the tears....
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Unless you post some becnhmarks or scientific proof that the P840EE is good at video encoding and many more tests, then, you'll be the one being hillarious. :D 

I don't want to sound rude with this post, but facts are fatcs and I'm backing them up with sufficient proof.

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July 3, 2005 2:59:42 AM

Screw it, I dont mind being rude. The issue we are talking about invovles one area and that is in video encoding. Intel has been the fastest for some time now. The only benchmark ive seen is the one that THGC was running at the first of the stress test. You go look it up, this is pointless anyhow.

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July 3, 2005 3:25:17 AM

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Screw it, I dont mind being rude. The issue we are talking about invovles one area and that is in video encoding. Intel has been the fastest for some time now. The only benchmark ive seen is the one that THGC was running at the first of the stress test. You go look it up, this is pointless anyhow.
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Please, show me in which of the reviews I have posted says that the 840EE is good at video encoding??????????????

Unless you post some benchmarks or any type of proof on what you're saying, you are FULL OF BULLSHIT!!.

I accept that the P4 was good at audio and video encoding, but since the Athlon X2 appeared, Intel no longer holds the performance crown on these type of tasks.

Please, before posting about the X2 performance on these type of apps, read all the reviews and then we can have a peaceful conversation on this topic, if not, then "STFU".


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July 3, 2005 4:45:59 AM

I agree, and that was exactly what I was trying to point out. I don't care if the Intel 486 or Pentium 4 was better than AMD at encoding, times are changing, and that's why I believe X2 is the way to go if you want to go with encoding. The benchmarks proves it, that's a fact.

Thanks Bullshitter ;) 
July 3, 2005 4:46:53 AM

Riddle me this batman...

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Please, show me in which of the reviews I have posted says that the 840EE is good at video encoding?

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I accept that the P4 was good at audio and video encoding

lol...again, you amuse me. The 840EE performs at worst equal to a single core P4.

The X2 does some great encoding but most of what i have read (granted i have only read 4-5reviews not all 75 you listed) refer DIRECTLY TO the EE as a baseline of comparison to how AMD has become competative in the encoding applications.

By no means is the EE BAD at encoding, which is what you are infering by saying "its not good"

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I guess [H] accidently showed that the 840 beats the X2 a couple times at video encoding. Specifically the fact that the 840EE beat the 4800 4 out of 6 and one was a tie.

Like i said before, This guy will be happy with either of these cpu's. But to say that the 840EE is poo and isn't good at video encoding is just dead wrong.
Benchmarks are all done differently, but there isn't a clear domination by the X2 in reguards to encoding. Maybe to you, it wins. But its a photo finish.

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July 3, 2005 4:51:06 AM

If you want to start something that you wont have a chance at finishing youve got the right person. I get the feeling you may be someone that has been ejected in the past and now is back under a different name. Like I said this is pointless, your mind is made up already. I didnt say anything to you that would have called for the reply you gave me, and im going to do my best to keep my temper under control but if you continue to talk to me or any of the other regulars like you just did then go right ahead and see how long you last. If you dont give a damn then your headed in the right direction, but if you think you may want to be a part of our community then I suggest that you remove that DICK from your ear and listen up.

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July 3, 2005 4:58:56 AM

But thats my dick, and his ear feels so good....

I was here first, let me spooge and then i will send him to you so he can listen.

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July 3, 2005 5:25:59 AM

I doubt wusy will nearly as jellous as Eden. Someone is getting earfucked and it's not him....

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July 3, 2005 6:06:14 AM

You guys should just calm down, all we're pointing out, is that Pentium D isn't 840 isn't superior to the X2.

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The only benchmark ive seen is the one that THGC was running at the first of the stress test. You go look it up, this is pointless anyhow.


So you judge the performence of a CPU after one review, which really in't a review?

http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20050509/cual_core_athl...

Here - check that one out, and summarize the results. That's just one review. In me and bullshitter's post, you find dozens of other reviews. So, come on guys, just because a guy disagrees, doesn't mean that you should behave like that.

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Like I said this is pointless, your mind is made up already.


Excactly. Just tell yourself the same, and a new world will open up for ypurself.

The reason I called FUGGER a liar, was partially because of the encoding claims he made, without any proof to back it up with, but also because of the fanboy claims he made. Most of the people on forums like these, aren't AMD zealots, we're performance zealots, and that's why we're sticking with AMD for the moment.

The minute Intel releses a CPU that kicks AMD's silion ass, I will switch to Intel. But until then, AMD is my only real choice.
July 3, 2005 6:15:38 AM

I have yet to see a benchmark comparison, but I'm pretty sure the Precott 3.8ghz edition would be a better encoder.
Not only does it have 600 more mhz to work with, but it also is throttled less often, and would probably only destroy 1/2 as many boards, in a year of continuous heavy use.
July 3, 2005 6:27:34 AM

Come on Endyen, stop bringing facts into a discussion about intel/AMD

You need to make fanboy claims, deny the truth, find a couple articles and use them out of context, and most of all you have to assume the world is black and white....no room for comprimise.

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July 3, 2005 7:23:04 AM

Listen noob, when you have posted as much as I have, you can agree with Spaced donkey to, if you want.

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July 3, 2005 10:26:57 AM

Oh well.
So you think the amount of your posts determines your credibility and
content means nothing.
In your case that would be really nice, but unfortunately for you some others it just doesn't go quite like that.
July 3, 2005 12:03:13 PM

You're getting funnier and funnier every day, maybe you should join a comedy forum.

Instead of screwing your reputation up around here, try be mature and build it up instead, people tend to take you more seriously then.
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