Pentium 4 2.2 GHz & Athlon XP 2000+ Shootout - PAGE 1

- Monday, March 18th, 2002 Like Share



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step-dad Mar 23, 02

"Check out this review of the ECS K7S5A. It clearly obliterates everything up to an including boards based on the KT266 chipset. Sure, it's a little behind NForce and KT266A boards, but rarely more than a few percent."

That review was from Sept. of last year. The CPU was the latest 1200. I can show you a 486 review that says it's the best. I have that K7S5A MB, it is OK. Check out Tom's review of the XP2100. The KT333A MB and PC2700 2.0 RAM really rocks.Using that combo a 1400 CPU scored 7981 on 3DMARK2001. Remember when that was a very good OC? The point is, NO MB that is 6 months old can keep up with the new ones. The good thing is it just keeps getting faster and better week by week. The bad thing is the video card and CPU that you bought this month is worth a whole bunch less next month.
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step-dad Mar 23, 02
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The good thing is it just keeps getting faster and better week by week. The bad thing is the video card and CPU that you bought this month is worth a whole bunch less next month.

I forgot,that is unless your Gxcad who only lost $20 in a years time on his duron 750.
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Brad smith Mar 24, 02
Why in the world did they choose the slowest Athlon chipset for this shootout, unless they're paid off by Intel.
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Gxcad Mar 25, 02
Hahaha, thanx for remembering me;)

-Gxcad
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Urlic Jul 20, 02
Who the hell ran this lopsided shootout. Sounds like a bunch of noobs. you cant comparie 2 different Manufacturing Process cores
0,13 µm
0,18 µm
against eachother. Like bloodwolf stated you should have used a pentium 2.0 with this. This was a waste of time. We all could of told you the outcome. sounds like you guys need to plan your testing out better and prepare/research better. specially if you want ppl to respect your studys. This wasnt even oranges and tangs. this was more like a compare between water and dirt, and together they both make MUD!!!! Try this one again and see what you get. hell now you can even try the AMD 2200 or if you can get your hands on the 2300 that would be better. still same core for AMD i bet it will do a lot better and its half the price of the 2.2 intel, at least for resellers like myself. Can we say MULAGAN.
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Shadow_Wraith Jan 28, 03
As for all your cpu battles I have a simple argument. I am an A+ certified computer repair tech. I built a amd based comp. that has a clock speed of 1001 mhz as well as a GeForce 4 64mb video card and my friend has a intel based comp that runs at 976 mhz he does not have a graphics card. I have watched our comps at work and my comp falls way behind his. We will be playing the same game and our comps are matched but the thing is he is running about 3 other programs like kazaa (with about 10 downloads going at all times), Norton anti-virus and another random program of his choosing. So all you amd lovers explain that. By the way I run defrag every other night and norton every day. Oh and my mother board and every other piece of my comp is fully compatable with amd. Have a nice day.
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Gxcad Jan 30, 03
There are several possible reasons, but the most likely are human error related. Also there is no proof your info is true and accurate, you didn't even benchmark, you just compared with your eyes. Secondly, why bother telling us you are A+ certified computer repair tech, most of us don't even know what that is, and it seems to me like you are trying to boost your credibility with some buzz words. If you want credibility, keep posting and I'll be happy to keep you company in a discussion about AMD vs Intel, but as of now you seem pretty bias towards AMD (i.e. favoring intel). I am neither pro AMD nor pro Intel but I will say that at the moment I believe Intel makes better processors than AMD. 950mhz P3 vs 1ghz AMD should produce similar scores processor alone. Of course AMD will win in a cpu only benchmark due to the 50mhz advantage and slight advantage in clock per clock efficiency (unless the 1ghz processor used was a Athlon Classic Slot A processor). If you are serious about wanting someone to explain this to you, post some more specs about both computers such as HDD, mobo, ram ect. Last time I checked, a computer will not even POST WITHOUT A VIDEOCARD! and there is no way onboard video can outpace a geforce 4 64mb unless you got an MX and it is put up against the latest and greatest IGP's.

-Gxcad

This message was edited by Gxcad on Jan 29 2003.
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