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September 20, 2002 1:27:41 PM

I will make an upgrad to my's only an AMD Duron 650Mhz.

But i don't no if I go to The Intel Pentium IV 2.533GHz or to the AMD ATLHON 2600+.
All benchmark tells that Intel is best in Mpeg4, but AMD is best in Mp3 and cpu benchmark.

What is the best CPU to convert divx????????

:tongue: <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by artsite on 09/20/02 12:03 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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September 20, 2002 7:55:00 PM

Which is best - AMD or Intel?...Ford or Chevy?
Benchmarks are theoretical...if you use either the P4 2.5Ghz or the XP2600+ in real life applications you will probably not notice any difference between the two.
With today's prices you can buy a P4 for $265 and an XP2600+ for $314 - therefore TODAY I'd take the P4.

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September 20, 2002 7:58:49 PM

Today, take the P4 as the 2600+ isn't out yet. But when the 2600 comes out, you can go either way. They are pretty comparable to each other in performance.

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September 20, 2002 9:48:53 PM

Historically Intel does better with multimedia style apps, Athlon with FPU intensive programs such as Autocad. Anyhow the bottom line, either way you go you'll be getting a powerful machine with either CPU. My house has 2 Athlons and 1 pentium. I'd go for whichever one is cheaper. Or even look at the ones running around 2 Ghz and spend the difference on a bigger HD. You'll need the storage space for the Divx movies anyhow :) .

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September 20, 2002 10:42:37 PM

(insert a really [-peep-] big yawn, here)

I actually had a family reunion where several people got into a full out brawl over "Which was better: Ford or Chevy".

I mean, broken beer bottles, car keys, handfulls of hair, and oxygenated blood stains.

The worx.

The first 4 or 5 threads of stuff like this is entertaining. After 30 or 40, it just getz old.

Anyways, on topic, I hear the Cyrix processors are AWESOME!!!!

Wal-Mart is selling Microtel computers with Lindows installed. Look into it!

(BTW; if you are reading the benchmarks, it should be [-peep-] obvious exactly which processor 0wNz at converting Divx...)

P4's @ 3600Mhz ()wNz J00 4LL!!!!!!
September 21, 2002 3:35:14 PM

The P4 2.53GHz is $243 at and the XP2600+ is not yet selling, but MSRP is $299 or so. The 2.53 also beats the XP2600+ in divx, so your decision should be easy.

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September 23, 2002 1:25:43 AM

Which is better for games?
September 23, 2002 1:53:25 AM

Probably Ford. Maybe Chevy. Really depends. Buy a good videocard. That's what counts.

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September 23, 2002 2:38:18 AM

They'll both play games fine! Right now though, I'd get a P4. P4's are so reasonably priced, and in many cases the 2.53, 2.6, and 2.8 are better performers than the not even available 2600+.

The 2.26GHz P4 goes for $189, only $40 more than a 2200+. The 2.26 is easily overclockable to 2.5 w/ stock cooling.