I am going to buy a new box, but I cannot make up my mind as to which is the better processor of the two. I don't run any intensive 3D games, probably the most demanding I have is MS Flightsim 2004, nor do do any intensive video editing or CAD applications. Your observations and experiences would be welcome. Many thanks
A question like this usually gets fans from both camps going, just give it a bit of time.
From my experiences and reviews I've read I have just built a new box for my cousins and picked an AMD64 2800+, mainly for games, and so far so good. AMD64's generally seem to do alot better at for playing games (search for reviews like Tom's Hardware, extremetech etc.). Also a tad cheaper, well the socket 754 versions are.
P4's are better at memory intensive programs and if running mutiple apps the hyperthreading is very useful. But the current batch of prescott chips only marginally out perform there predessors and run very hot, loud cooling fans could be distracting.