October 08, 2004

AMD64 evaluated; any Intel–lovers out there?

Follow-up to Calling AMD64 addicts from All that you know

To make sure we have even a semblance of scientific-ness, I refer to Tom's Hardware Guide. There was some other website I saw with 64-bit performance shown with roll-over images. I got the impression the 64-bit features were worth activating.

"A look at the benchmark results reveals that there are only few areas where Intel dominates. While the synthetic benchmarks often speak in favor of Intel's 3+ Gigahertz chips, there are only few real-life applications left that run better with Intel inside: audio/video encoding and some rendering applications. Games and multimedia applications have already been a domain of AMD's Athlon64, and the new Socket 939 processors underscored that fact." Tom's Hardware Guide

I'm in pretty much the same situation as Adam M (*waves at Adam) except I'm waiting for PCI-Express 939 motherboards not because I want one, but because it'll knock down the prices of the old stuff. :D But we'll see.

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  1. No, I'm not a loyalist. I recently built a new system on an Intel P4 3.2GHz 1Mb L2, and it makes a nice change from the 1.4 GHz Athlon MP I had before. That was my first machine and I didn't build it myself. I don't know why they put an Athlon MP in it! It was running Windows ME and it was SO unstable!

    And can I recommend Chaintech's 9CJS Zenith board; it comes with absolutely everything…

    18 Oct 2004, 00:25

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