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  1. #1
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    Question pentium 4 vs athlon 64

    I wish to change the processor my machine and the motherboard and i don't know which is better pentium 4 478 or pentium 4 775 and athlon 64.
    Anyone know any web site with a benchmark with them?.
    Any suggestion?
    I prefer athlon 64 but now those processor dosen't have a lot of L2 cache level.thanks in advance.

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    Well cost wise AMDs are always better however I have been an intel user for live therefore would always prefer paying the extra couple of bucks and going with them. Having said that this is only personal preference and I have heard nothing but good things about their 64 bit line of processors...

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    MY NEXT SYSTEM WILL BE A 64 BIT AMD , IF THIS HELPS

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    You cant really compare cache sizes directly anyways. AMD's tend to run just as fine on a smaller cache as an intel does with a larger cache.

    Depending on what you will be using the box for, different processors perform differently.

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    There was a paragrpah in a UK mag recently. A P4 had to be overclocked to 5Ghz to be able to keep up with the AMD's when flat out. Also they are cheaper so I would go AMD

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    Athlon 64 is quite fast for a desktop. It's more than clock speed, it's the depth of the pipeline.

    This is why the PowerPC (RISC) G4 beats the Pentium IV at half the clock speed.
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