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Kain
06-25-03, 03:00 AM
Disregarding price, which processor would you pick for gaming?

UDawg
06-25-03, 03:05 PM
LMAO!!! I wont say it. :p ;)

CaptNKILL
06-25-03, 06:51 PM
I dont know what AMD is doing with these new "high end" CPUs. Why would anyone spend money on anything over a 2800+? Is the 3200+ ANY faster than the 2800+(barton)? Yeah, it probably is... but BY HOW MUCH?

Sure the 400Mhz FSB is a nice addition, but the CPU itself is only 2.2Ghz! Thats a measly 120Mhz faster than the 2800+!!!

At newegg.com:

2800+ Barton= $168 - Best deal around. You get 333FSB and 512K L2 cache and 2.08Ghz clock.

3000+ Barton= $244 - This one is only 90Mhz faster than the 2800, and it adds $76 to the cost!!! Thats almost a dollar per megahert! What a rip off!

3200+ Barton= $442 - :eek: WHY!?!?! $274 more than the 2800+ for what? 120Mhz and an extra 66Mhz on the FSB?!?!?!

My advice to anyone considering a CPU upgrade:
Get a 2500+ or a 2800+. If you want a little faster, OVERCLOCK.
If you want a lot faster(and cost a lot more), GET A PENTIUM 4!! AMD's "high-end" CPUs just arent anything special, and are NOT worth the extra money.

Just my opinion :D

john19055
06-29-03, 12:41 AM
If price was'nt a concern then at the moment I would go with the P4 3.2g,but in my case since price is it hard not to go with a XP1700 or a XP1800 for around $50 and a N-force2 board and overclock it to around 2.2g or 2.3g or higher if you are lucky.and get performance near a 3g P4 and in some cases better.

Kain
07-01-03, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by UDawg71
LMAO!!! I wont say it. :p ;) :p

jAkUp
07-01-03, 04:03 PM
as of right now, intel is kicking amd's ass in the highend market... they are more expensive, but as far as performance goes there is no comparision imo.

800mhzfsb + hyperthreading= :eek:

Dazz
07-01-03, 04:51 PM
As much as i like AMD, if price is no poblem then pick intel due to them being faster in the high end market when paired up with dual channel PC3200 of course :)

digitalwanderer
07-01-03, 05:18 PM
So if I happened to aquire an MSI K7N2-L and wanted to perk Bubbles up a bit would you say that a Barton 2500+ for $100us would be the way to go and then pick up some PC3200 memory and just run it at 400Mhz or is the 2800+ worth extry money?

(Also I'm looking for good/cheap memory recomendations as well.... ;) )

B&R
07-01-03, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by digitalwanderer
So if I happened to aquire an MSI K7N2-L and wanted to perk Bubbles up a bit would you say that a Barton 2500+ for $100us would be the way to go and then pick up some PC3200 memory and just run it at 400Mhz or is the 2800+ worth extry money?

(Also I'm looking for good/cheap memory recomendations as well.... ;) )
barton 2500+ is the best amd price/perf processor around.

Btw i would pick intel 3.2Ghz and get some ram running in sync with it. That should provide some wicked gaming speed.

sebazve
07-02-03, 10:54 PM
i really like amd for their price/perf ratio but they are making a ****ing mess with the naming system especially at the high end cpus i mean common a barton 3200+ its no near as good as a p4 3.2 ah those marketting guys:ass:

AMD need those athlons 64 ASAP!
:D