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AthlonXP 1800+ vs. P4 1.8A

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April 23, 2002 6:51:47 PM

AthlonXP 1800+ vs. P4 1.8A

This is <i>not</i> an AMD vs. Intel thread.

Instead this is a which should I get? Money doesn't matter, but I only want from these choises.

I use my computer for gaming, [achem] DVD ripping [/achem], and Windows stuff. Which is better for me?

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April 23, 2002 6:59:20 PM

I'd go for the P4, but there are valid arguments on both sides. Do you do more gaming or DVD ripping? The Athlon XP would be better at games, but the P4 at DVD stuff.

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April 23, 2002 7:05:59 PM

if you dont overclock and you use a varity of applications the Athlon XP 1800 tends to outpreform the Pentium 4 1.8Ghz on commanly used benchmarked sutes.
I think with DivX 5 this applys to DVD ripping - THG showed that an Athlon XP 2000 outprformed a Pentium 4 2Ghz by a small margin.

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April 23, 2002 7:08:41 PM

Both are good, but I'd personally go with the XP. It's cheaper and IMO will outperform the P4.

If money doesn't matter, then why are you limiting yourself to these 2 processors? Why not get a top-of-the-line P4 (2.4) or XP (2100)? Or wait a little while until the AMD Thoroughbred comes out?

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April 23, 2002 8:46:08 PM

1.8A if you plan to overclock to 2.4GHZ like FatBurger.
XP1800+ if you don't plan to OC but want excellent performance with low price.

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April 23, 2002 8:49:39 PM

Sounds like I agree with most, P4 for overclock, XP for stock speeds!

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April 23, 2002 8:54:14 PM

I also agree. You can also overclock the AXP1800+, but just not as far as the P4.

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April 23, 2002 11:26:08 PM

If you do not plan on overclocking the 1800+ is faster, period.


That is all you need to decide.


Overclock=yes > p4
Stock=yes Amd


PERIOD.

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April 25, 2002 11:01:26 PM

Price only doesn't matter because I'm getting through my work, but my boss (AKA, my dad) limits me on what he ccan give for free.

To make sure, you all know I'm talking abot the 1.8 Northwood right? I read here that the Athlon 1800+ beat out the 1.8 normal, but I couldn't find a Northwood compairison.

I <i>do</i> know that the Intel is better for ripping. But I don't think I could possibly tell the differnce in a game between the two, no matter what the benchmarks say.

I have never overclocked before, but <i>if</i> I did with the Intel I would.

I mostly play low-graphic games, then Windows stuff, then High-graphic gaming, then ripping (though at times I do rip several things in a row, takes 3.5 hours currently each).

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April 26, 2002 12:20:50 AM

The 1800+ will beat the northwood1800(rdram) by about 3-5%, but will cost signifigantly less.

Were you to compare $ for $ the 1.8northwood would get you a 2000+ axp, which would seriously outperform the 1.8.

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April 26, 2002 2:27:32 AM

But if he o/ced it to 2.2GHz or more, he could easily get it past XP2000+ levels. Also you should probably get a 1.6A GHz. They cost less, but you can o/c them to just about the same speeds as a 1.8A.
April 26, 2002 2:36:31 AM

Would be rather pointless, as the 1800+ is still less than a 1.6A, and even with that OC, the XP1800+ is far more performing.

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April 26, 2002 3:06:23 AM

Right, we all know a 1.53GHz Athlon XP can easily beat a P4 @ 2.2GHz.

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April 26, 2002 12:03:18 PM

No no, I meant when he said to get the 1.6A to 1.8A safely!
I would only say such for the XP2100!

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April 26, 2002 12:07:05 PM

FatBurger, 11.5*150= approx 1.73GHz so it's AXP 2100+. Just raise the voltage to 1.85V and you should be able to get to that speed but at a 150MHz FSB. So therefore, an overclocked AXP1800+ should outperform a 2.2GHz P4.

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April 26, 2002 3:03:24 PM

The 2.2ghz p4 is on a 133fsb, therefore it would be slightly ahead of the amd chip.(actually, the amd would be at 150 as well, so it would probably be either tied or very close)


Still, you would get close to or equal performance for less cash with the amd route.




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April 26, 2002 4:10:41 PM

A 1.6A on 133 would actually be 2.133. But why stop there? 50% is relatively easy, and a 2.4 P4 running at 150MHz even with 3/4 speed RAM would be ahead of the 1800+ at a good OC.

(On my system at least, a 155 FSB with 3/4 speed RAM gives the same Sandra RAM results as 133 with full speed RAM)

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April 27, 2002 1:39:06 AM

I didnt mention the numbers, I was making a comment on what was suggested.

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