Intel or AMD help please

  Koochy 09:40 09 Mar 2006

I am about to order a new pc and i'm not sure which cpu to choose so any advise will be greatly received. I have a choice of an AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.41GHz or a Pentium 4 631 3.0GHz can anyone advise to the best/fastest chip from the 2 of them.

  rmcqua 09:47 09 Mar 2006

Not a lot to choose between them. The AMD processors seem to do better on most benchmark tests. Unless you are planning to use your PC for multiple applications at the same time, or high power gaming, it's unlikely you will notice any difference.

  Koochy 09:51 09 Mar 2006

Thanks for that the pc is going to be used for video editing, and a lot of surfing and digital photo enhancement so i think i will go for the pentium then as it is 30 quid cheaper and if it won't make that much difference its another 30 quid to spend on something else.


  SG Atlantis® 10:01 09 Mar 2006

The 3700 has a clock speed of 2.2GHz.

I'd recommend the Athlon 64.

  ed-0 10:15 09 Mar 2006

The 3700+ comes in two speeds. 2.2Ghz and 2.4Ghz.

click here click here

The 2.2Ghz model is pin 939 and the 2.4Ghz model is the older pin 754 model.

I would go for the intel rather than the older amd.

  SG Atlantis® 10:18 09 Mar 2006

ed-O I didn't know that... my 3700+ is skt 939.

  ed-0 10:31 09 Mar 2006

I had to check myself.;-) I came across this awhile ago and I use it quite alot to check up on 64's. I have to double check to see I am getting the right pin number.

Don't know if it is any use to you. click here

  Coltch 10:39 09 Mar 2006

It might be worth seeing if your budget could stretch to a AMD 3800+ x2.

For video encoding I would have to say the Intel, anything else AMD.

  SG Atlantis® 11:18 09 Mar 2006

thanks ed-O, good link.

  Koochy 11:53 09 Mar 2006

What does the frequency signify and is the pentium a 64 bit cpu my head is in bits with all these numbers. I think i will get my old spectrum 128k out and just use that as these pc things are a nightmare too many gigabusses and things.

  Koochy 11:53 09 Mar 2006

Forgot to add LOL.

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