Just curious, which of these chips would be better for a gaming system? What are the basic differences between the chips? Would there be any difference in temperature between the 2 chips? The motherboard I am using is an MSI K7T266 Pro if the Palomino is even compatible with it.
Palamino uses less power than the Athlon (30% less I think) making it a LOT cooler. Also, Palamino adds SSE and SIMD instructions, making it faster under apps that support it. A 1.2 Palamino probably wont be faster than 1.33 in most apps, but if it is same speed it will be faster for sure.