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April 25, 2005, 8:51 pm
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Re: Is this still the situation?
Not a little cooler, much cooler than Intel's.
Add a heatsink and the difference "seems" somewhat lessened,
but still there. It was only a very short timeframe in
which Athlon T'bird was hotter than P3, and Athlon XP
Palomino hotter than the contemporary P4.
At the moment Athlon XP (T'Bred) core came out (now over two
years ago) the highest end P4 was always hotter than the
highest end Athlon from that point till today, and so-on
down the product lines. This considers only full load
temps, at idle the Athlon XP may need a motherboard that
properly supprts ACPI cooling. Athlon 64 does not have this
issue, is cooler than equivalent P4.