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December 11, 2002 4:01:57 PM

I was looking through tom's hardware for more info on processors (Intel and AMD). and I found this:

http://www6.tomshardware.com/mainboard/20021111/nforce2... -has a top of the line Athlon XP 2800 with neforce2 motherboard

http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/20021202/radeon_95... -has top of the line intel p4 3.06

Check the difference between the fps on each page... With geforce 4 ti4600 the intel reaches 130 fps. Where, as the athlon with geforce4 ti4600 hits only 71??? Am reading this wrong?

I think am gonna seriously think about getting a p4 instead of an athlon.

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December 11, 2002 6:52:58 PM

I think you should seriously consider a newer-gen graphics card if 70 fps isn´t enough.

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December 11, 2002 8:32:29 PM

his point remains valid
and as for coming up with a reason for the descrepancy...i can't find one after looking at both test setups
the one done on dec 2 though was very sloppy (i created a thread about that when it came out) so i actually don't think i'd trust it =/
though <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1746&p=14" target="_new">this</A> review was done with the 9700pro, it does show that the 3.06 and 2800+ are close in ut2k3 benchmarks. ignore the THG bench, a cpu won't make that kind of difference in performance. they may have done something they didn't tell us about (such as turn on AA and all the rest of it for the athlon review, and leave it off for the p4, cuz we all know the 4600 can't handle that stuff)

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December 11, 2002 9:05:06 PM

Just wanted to add that I am 100% totally happy with 70fps, in fact am happy with 40. The problem is, what happens when more advanced games come out? The 70 turns into 35 and the 130 turns into 65.
December 12, 2002 3:44:38 AM

One is using winXp (130fps) and the other one is win2K (70fps) and also the driver is different. The 70fps is using 30.82 while the 130 is 40.72. Could this be so much different? Well, it could be...
December 12, 2002 4:02:01 AM

I can't see 60fps difference being legit. There simply isn't that big of a difference between the 2800+ and the 3.06 P4.

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December 14, 2002 4:01:50 PM

I don´t see a point in upgrading until you actually reach that point you can´t handle, whatever you consider the minimum tolerable.

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December 14, 2002 5:19:26 PM

I disagree. Although my geforce2 pro pretty much runs everything, with bearable stuttering in the most demanding games, I still wanted to upgrade just to get better looking games.

It's not just about fps.

With that said, the GF4-4200 did almost nothing for me so I'm going to have to get something a lot better than that.

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December 14, 2002 8:02:08 PM

Yeah, agreed. Details matter, but it´s the framerate that forces you to upgrade.

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December 14, 2002 8:27:49 PM

Uh, one of those tests doesn't specify WHICH UT2003 bench they're running. Some of them are one hell of a lot more CPU intensive than others.
December 16, 2002 1:29:10 PM

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cuz we all know the 4600 can't handle that stuff


I hope that was sarcasm...

My 4200 (128MB) overclocked to 290/550 (about Ti4500 :wink: ) plays games quite nicely at 1280x960x32 with Quincunx AA and 8x AF, always maintaining at least 30fps in more demanding games (UT2k3 :smile: ), and higher fps in other games.

30 fps is enough to seem smooth to the human eye, so it's enough for me. It doesn't seem choppy at all.

-Col.Kiwi
December 17, 2002 2:08:39 AM

"I think am gonna seriously think about getting a p4 instead of an athlon."

Dude.

Quit seriously thinking about it, and do it already.

Hello. 3 more games will be released in the time it took you to "seriously think about" it. You could be playing those games <i><b>RIGHT NOW</i></b>, instead of posting on this forum.




Think upon that...

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December 17, 2002 2:43:49 AM

Note that in a lot of the recent CPU articles the Athlon 2800 is putting up a good fight against the P4s, unless you're into insane overclocking. Seriously, I don't think they were running the same test.
December 17, 2002 3:20:52 PM

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Quit seriously thinking about it, and do it already.


Amen. Especially with the prices for P4 and AXP growing together at the higher frequencies!

You won't regret buying a P4, this generation of the industry is a good time to be intel.

-Col.Kiwi
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