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Althon 4 Vs PIII - PC World Story

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August 5, 2001 12:23:07 AM

In Septembers PC World Magazine there is a very lame comparison of the new .13 micron PIII to a new Althon 4.

They conclude that the PIII beats the Althon 4 by a long shot. But tell me, based on the following systems do you think this was a fair comparison:

PIII System - Dell 8100
1.113 Ghz CPU
256MB SDRAM
Geforce2go 32mb DDR

Althon 4 System - Compaq Presario 1200
1.0 Ghz CPU
128 SDRAM
ATI 8mb SDRAM
August 9, 2001 3:40:49 PM

Right, I also noticed this article. I can't see why PC world did such a meanless and unfair comparison. I just wonder whether P4 with 1M RAM will run faster than P100 with 32M RAM.
August 12, 2001 12:21:03 PM

Yes, I've noticed that the reviews all tend to NOT balance the hardware well at all!

Oftentimes the P3 systems are $1000 more expensive than the A4 systems being tested....or more!

So, the P3 systems likely have better MB's, components, etc. It stands to reason they would win in those instances.

Why aren't similarly priced systems being compared? At least then the level of the components should be similar if not the same.

Of course, unfortunately for us, there are no DDR notebooks as far as I know. If there was one it would be interesting to compare THAT to a P3 system!

Mark-

When all else fails, throw your computer out the window!!!
September 4, 2001 1:10:18 AM

there simply aren't any AMD laptops out that kick ass right now, they need to run a low end PIII system against one.
fact of the matter, Intel still has the mobile market, completely.
I would love a badass Athlon laptop, but the OEM's screw'em up so bad it isn't funny...

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