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  1. #1
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    AMD vs. Pentium HT

    Hey,

    i don't know where else to put this but I am considering a major upgrade for my computer. I run windows on a

    AMD Athlon 3200XP+ (Over-clocked, previously a 2700) with 512 mb ram

    I don't know whether I should get a AMD 3500+ not-overclocked
    AMD 64 bit

    Or a Pentium 3.2 Ghz With Hyper Threading (Maybe without, depends on prices).

    I am an active gamer and play graphics-intensive games such as Doom 3, Counter-Strike Source, HL:2 and anything that's good.

    Which do you suggest? I also use 3ds max for my 3d modeling in my spare time.


    Any advice would be great.

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    You should go with an AMD Athlon64 for sure. 64 bit is the future, and its reasonably priced for a high performance CPU. If you're an intel fan then sure, go ahead with that, but AMD will of course be cheaper. I like both, I have a P4 3.4 HT in my laptop, and an AMD Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton" in my desktop (soon to be an AMD Athlon64).
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    A64!



    AMD all the way.

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    AMD will almost always beat Intel.
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    I have had both good things from amd and intel, i have an old 750mhz pc that works still, no problems or nothing, i have 1 p4 ht 2.8ghz, works great, 1 amd laptop 1.6ghz, and a 2.8ghz intel celeron d processer, and they all work great, no problems from them yet, still running...

    Im interested in amd 64, i might buy one of them in the near future, also woundering is intel comming out with a 64bit processer or just amd?

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    Originally posted by Criminal#58369
    I have had both good things from amd and intel, i have an old 750mhz pc that works still, no problems or nothing, i have 1 p4 ht 2.8ghz, works great, 1 amd laptop 1.6ghz, and a 2.8ghz intel celeron d processer, and they all work great, no problems from them yet, still running...

    Im interested in amd 64, i might buy one of them in the near future, also woundering is intel comming out with a 64bit processer or just amd?
    Intel has already come out with some processors that have 64-bit extensions. 64-bit isn't much of a buzz now as it used to be. Now, it's all about dual-core CPUs.

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    I have a 3.4ghz hyperthreaded Intel CPU ... I'm not sure if the hyperthreading makes all that much difference.

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    AMDs have been proven to outperform Intel processors in computer games. Since you're a gamer, there's really no question. Get the AMD.

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    I have an AMD 3500+ 64 bit , I would definatly take it over the pentium, with 2gig of ram its extremly quick.

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    ht is only really good if you're going to do such things as encoding etc

    amd for all other bits


    amd all the way

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    AMD for gaming without a doubt.
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    Without a doubt: Go AMD. My AMD Athlon XP 2600+ is still running fine after about a year and a half and I love my AMD Athlon 64 3200+.

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    Re: AMD vs. Pentium HT

    Originally posted by MegaGeo
    Or a Pentium 3.2 Ghz With Hyper Threading (Maybe without, depends on prices).
    Actually, Hyper Threading technology is bad for games.

    Go with AMD.
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    Well.. I went back to Intel from AMD. Had an athlon 2ghz and when I upgraded I chose to go with 3.0GHZ Intel w / HT. I love it, and am happy I went back to Intel.

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    AMD RULESZ!! AMD 64bit is awesome

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