hosted by liquidweb


Go Back   Web Hosting Talk : Web Hosting Main Forums : Dedicated Server : Question: Sempron 3400+ == Intel Pentium 4 ??
Reply

Forum Jump

Question: Sempron 3400+ == Intel Pentium 4 ??

Reply Post New Thread In Dedicated Server Subscription
 
Send news tip View All Posts Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old
Junior Guru Wannabe
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32

Question: Sempron 3400+ == Intel Pentium 4 ??


Hello all!

I've ordered a dedicated server (Windows) which on the purchase page states a CPU of:
Sempron 3400+
Yet on the "Computer" properties window AND on AIDA64 (successor of Everest Ultimate) it shows me this CPU:
Intel Pentium 4 521, 2800 MHz (14 x 200)

Is that normal? Or did the supplier gave me the wrong CPU?
I simply don't know, can't find answer in google, and I hope you gurus can shed some light.



Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old
Junior Guru Wannabe
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 39
Short answer: No. A Sempron 3400+ is made by AMD, Intel's main competitor.


Performance wise they aren't too far from each other, but that's another topic.

  #3  
Old
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 402
Personally I would prefer a Pentium over a Sempron as it should be superior (Sempron is more on par with a Celeron).

__________________
RackSRV Communications Limited
UK specialists in Dedicated Servers & Server Colocation
Company: 06856870 VAT: GB 934 7073 15 Tel: 0330 111 4444

Sponsored Links
  #4  
Old
Junior Guru Wannabe
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evolv5 View Post
Short answer: No. A Sempron 3400+ is made by AMD, Intel's main competitor.


Performance wise they aren't too far from each other, but that's another topic.

Exactly as I've thought. Anyone else want to second that?

What a weird situation - I'd never expect that from such a major provider. (No, I'm not confusing).

Let's see what they have to say about that.. Thanks Evolv5!

  #5  
Old
Junior Guru Wannabe
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon-RackSRV View Post
Personally I would prefer a Pentium over a Sempron as it should be superior (Sempron is more on par with a Celeron).
Is that so? First, thanks! It might help me absorb the shock. Second, can anyone else confirm that?

  #6  
Old
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Posts: 1,202
The difference between the two is negligible. Both should give about the same performance.

  #7  
Old
Virtually Flawless ;)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA / UK
Posts: 4,539
Quote:
Originally Posted by koko12 View Post
What a weird situation - I'd never expect that from such a major provider. (No, I'm not confusing).

Let's see what they have to say about that.. Thanks Evolv5!
Most likely they simply ran out of semprons and substituted an equivalent or higher spec cpu instead.

It's fairly common for providers to do that and you come out with better hardware than you're paying for so .

  #8  
Old
Junior Guru Wannabe
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by ramnet View Post
Most likely they simply ran out of semprons and substituted an equivalent or higher spec cpu instead.

It's fairly common for providers to do that and you come out with better hardware than you're paying for so .
Hehe - look, it depends how you define "better"
I haven't heard here anyone saying, assertively, that the Intel one I've got is better than the Sempron, so I'm like "who knows".. Because I really don't know.
Besides, it looks a bit fishy, and if it's done then I'd expect at least an email stating this change, and not leaving it to me to find out about it..

  #9  
Old
Virtually Flawless ;)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA / UK
Posts: 4,539
Quote:
Originally Posted by koko12 View Post
Hehe - look, it depends how you define "better"
Sure.....but for an equivalent generation cpu the intel you got is 800Mhz faster than the Sempron would have been ... most people would consider that better

It may be a little fishy but you have to understand with older budget servers that are nearing the end of their useful life (those cpu's are 5+ years old now) hardware substitution is fairly common since the provider doesn't go out and buy these servers new they are parts the datacenter has that they rent out instead of selling off on ebay or letting sit in storage unused and unproductive.

I can certainly understand your confusion though and I'm sure the datacenter will take care of you

  #10  
Old
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 1,431
they substituted amd low end junk with intel low end junk both cpu's are about the same in performance.

  #11  
Old
Junior Guru Wannabe
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32
@cyberhouse: Nice analysis (:

@ramnet: Thanks a lot for your explanation, sounds reasonable.
They did reply saying that the Intel one is a bit better and attached two links to Wikipedia lists of Intel and AMD microprocessors with specs, which indeed show that Intel is better.
I'll get along with it.

Thanks!

Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sempron 2600 vs Pentium D 2.8ghz? ewhost Dedicated Server 14 09-11-2007 03:39 PM
$99 - AMD Sempron 2600, Intel P4 3.0Ghz, Intel Dual Xeon 2.8Ghz servers! Mxhub Dedicated Hosting Offers 1 05-19-2007 12:37 AM
Which is better: Athlon 64 3400+ Vs. Pentium IV 3.0 GHz HT? tomturd Dedicated Server 46 03-05-2006 01:19 AM
Pentium, Celeron, Barton, Sempron, Athlon... Cassianno Dedicated Server 15 12-22-2004 08:44 AM
Intel® Pentium® M Processor & Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 - M Benchmarks Fahd Hosting Security and Technology 1 11-07-2003 11:48 AM

Related posts from TheWhir.com
Title Type Date Posted
Verizon Buys Intel’s Cloud TV Business to Expand Online Video Services Web Hosting News 2014-01-23 09:30:36
Hivelocity Launches Intel DC S3500 SSD Dedicated Server Line Web Hosting News 2013-07-03 14:28:36
Intel Designs New SSD Series for Web Hosts, Cloud Computing Providers Web Hosting News 2013-06-12 10:43:09
Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup -- January 18, 2013 Web Hosting News 2014-05-23 15:43:22
Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup – November 16, 2012 Web Hosting News 2014-05-23 15:43:31


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Login:
Log in with your username and password
Username:
Password:



Forgot Password?
WHT Host Brief Email:

We respect your privacy. We will never sell, rent, or give away your address to any outside party, ever.

Advertisement:
Web Hosting News:
WHT Membership
WHT Membership



 

X

Welcome to WebHostingTalk.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

WebHostingTalk.com is the largest, most influentual web hosting community on the Internet. Join us by filling in the form below.


(4 digit year)

Already a member?