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Old 12-14-00, 04:36 PM
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Pentium III or Athlon ?

Also, is the Pentium IV worth the wait ?

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Old 12-14-00, 04:46 PM
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Oh god not this again (sorry struz not directed at you)

No, the pentium IV is not worth the money right now. Wait if you want one.

I am not going to get into another pissant athlon - PIII debate. I personally like the PIII's that is the last I am going to say on the subject.
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From what i've heard, Pentium IV is about the sh*ttiest processor to have been released in quite a while! To answer the question, i'd have to say PIII.
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Sorry 4KRG. I did a search and saw the previous discussion on this.

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Old 12-14-00, 05:18 PM
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Struz:
Sorry 4KRG. I did a search and saw the previous discussion on this.

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P3 is the choice of 3 out of 4 Republicans. We are investigating the other 1 out of 4.

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quote:<HR>Originally posted by randyc:
P3 is the choice of 3 out of 4 Republicans. We are investigating the other 1 out of 4.

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I'm bringing up the rear with a CeleronII. Sorry.


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Its a waiting game. I remember when the pentium PRO came out and everyone said "Runs 16 bit application as good as the current stuff. Then the software developers started using the 32 bit applications and the PRO began to fly past the rest. We shall see
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Personally I think the Duron is the best CPU FOR THE MONEY right now...better than Celeron..



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quote:<HR>Originally posted by randyc:
P3 is the choice of 3 out of 4 Republicans. We are investigating the other 1 out of 4.
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That's good enough for me. I will stick with my fellow Republicans.



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hehe

if you want to live like a republican, you must buy like a democrat.

1.2ghz thunderbird $290
1.0ghz p3 $500

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quote:<HR>Originally posted by thai:
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if you want to live like a republican, you must buy like a democrat.
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Good one, I think you're right!
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PIIIs and Thunderbirds are (almost) equally strong processors. However, an answer to your question will have to consider the whole system (especially the motherboard, but also memory, video-card, power supply can be bottlenecks or sources of instability in your system). Also, the answer will depend on the applications that will run on this system. It is well known that Thunderbirds storm past PIIIs in floating point operations while they lag behind in other areas (don't jump on me on this statement, if it's not entirely correct. I'm just saying each may win in a different category)

Anyway, to make it short, have a look at www.anandtech.com - my favourite hardware review site.
Personally I like Athlon/Tbirds better and I support AMD on the competition principle, as long as their offer is viable, which is currently the case. People will say that Intel platforms are more stable. Possible, but it depends on the way you build your whole system. It may be easier though for a novice to build a stable Pentium system than an Athlon one.

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We got both here at work and I'm hard pressed to say one is better than the other to be honest.

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