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November 8, 2005, 2:56 am
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Re: AMD 64 3200+ , Turion 1.6 Ghz or Intel P IV 3.2 Ghz
Which is the better choice depends on the purpose for which you need the
high processing speed. AMD64 in general gives a little better performance
all else being equal, and is less of a power hog than the P4 besides.
There are some tasks (video rendering for example) where the P4 has the
The OS you're using also matters--64-bit Windows doesn't give you a lot of
performance gain over 32-bit, but 64-bit Linux with 64-bit applications
does show a significant boost. You'll pay a pretty good price penalty for
64-bit support on a P4, and I'm not sure whether they show the same
performance gains in 64-bit operation as do the AMDs.
If you need raw performance the Turion 1.6 would not be the best choice.
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