[H-GEN] P4 vs Athlon
ianjp at optusnet.com.au
Mon May 13 04:10:50 EDT 2002
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bob parker wrote:
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> Hi All,
> over the next few months my son and I will be building a new box with the aim
> of being able to write divx stuff in as fast as can be reasonably achieved
> with some economy.
> He has been as advised by some person who may be something of an expert that:
> 1. The Athlon is faster than the P4 of the same clock speed for games whereby
> the cpu is running to it's maximum capability only for short bursts.
> 2. When creating divxs the cpu is maxed out for long times. In this case the
> Athlon overheats and chokes back to about half clock speed making the P4 the
> superior cpu for this application.
> Can anyone make some informed comment on the above.
I would say go dual processor but the P4 is not dual capable except the
xeons. I upgaded to dual PIII 1.4G CPUs last week and can do a FreeBSD
make buildworld (ie. compile all of base userland, libs etc.) in just
less than 20 minutes. I'm happy.
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