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Jebus
Nov 1, 2003, 15:24
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Jebus Nov 1, 2003, 15:24
Nov 1, 2003, 15:24
 
925 dollars for a processor? I can build a complete rig that runs every game in existence at 60+fps for that kind of money...

Creston


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Re: Jebus
Nov 1, 2003, 15:35
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Re: Jebus Nov 1, 2003, 15:35
Nov 1, 2003, 15:35
 
$925 for a P4EE vs. $740 for an Athlon FX-51, with the P4EE performing only marginally better than the Athlon FX in only a handful of benchmarks...

I know what I'm upgrading to.

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amen
Nov 1, 2003, 17:34
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amen Nov 1, 2003, 17:34
Nov 1, 2003, 17:34
 
What I dont get is that I thought the hyper threading didnt really matter in most games today...or all...are there any situations where average joe gamer needs hyper threading?

Also, who is going to pay more money for a purely 32 bit chip when they can get a 64/32 bit chip for less? Silly Intel...I think anyone that would make that choice wouldnt look like an extreme gamer, more like an extreme idiot.
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Re: amen
Nov 1, 2003, 17:52
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Re: amen Nov 1, 2003, 17:52
Nov 1, 2003, 17:52
 
are there any situations where average joe gamer needs hyper threading?
Well, I have a friend who is a staunch Intel fanboy and swears by Hyperthreading. He also has a SCSI drive array, and he claims he can play BF1942 and burn a DVD at the same time with little to no performance hit, and no DVD coasters. Of course I've never witness that first hand, so it could just be a fervent AMD hater trying to make me feel bad about my Athlon XP purchase.

Another thing I don't get, the P4EE is just a repackaged Xeon right? Then how can they get away with charging $925 for a P4EE when you can get a 3.2 Ghz Xeon for as low as $885. Is the extra 266 Mhz FSB really worth $40? I'll never understand Intel's pricing habits.
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Re: amen
Nov 1, 2003, 18:56
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Re: amen Nov 1, 2003, 18:56
Nov 1, 2003, 18:56
 
and he claims he can play BF1942 and burn a DVD at the same time with little to no performance hit

That has to be the most useless thing I've ever heard of...I mean, WHY?

No offense to you eunichron.

I think the extra price for the P4EE as opposed to the Xeon comes from more cache, but I could be wrong on that. It wouldn't be the first time a product has been re-released with a slightly catchier name, and has sold for a hundred bucks more..

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Re: amen
Nov 1, 2003, 20:35
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Re: amen Nov 1, 2003, 20:35
Nov 1, 2003, 20:35
 
What I dont get is that I thought the hyper threading didnt really matter in most games today...or all...are there any situations where average joe gamer needs hyper threading?

Unless a program is specifically written for HyperThreading, it is usually a good bit slower.

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No subject
Nov 1, 2003, 20:40
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OMG!! he can burn a DVD and play a game at the same time?

shit, hordes of women must be trying to break down his door. Does the poor schmuck ever get any sleep at night?

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Re: No subject
Nov 1, 2003, 23:16
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Nov 1, 2003, 23:16
 
lol what a waste, Athlon FX smokes that shit in all games except the crappy Quake3. If I only had some cash for FX mmmm

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yep
Nov 2, 2003, 11:45
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Nov 2, 2003, 11:45
 
Intel fudged up on the EE. Considering the 3.2GHz EE just barely outperformes the regular 3.2 GHz version, you have to ask why the hell it costs $500 more. I predict only about 10-20 people will buy it.

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