Amd 64

Discussion in 'Techie Discussion' started by PLightstar, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. PLightstar

    PLightstar Part of the furniture

    Im looking to upgrade my processor and MB but I don't know if I should go for a AMD 64 3200 or the XP 3200, is there any real difference when playing games like Battlefield and UT 2004?

    Any advice is welcome
  2. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    What's your current spec?

    The A64 3200+ is faster than the XP 3200+, but i'm not sure that it'll make a big difference in the games you mention.

    Here is Anandtech's benchies in Doom 3, and you can expect the A64 3200+ to have around 78 fps, with the XP 3200+ with 67 fps.

    Similarly, Tomshardware have UT2003 benchmarks here with the A64 being the quicker CPU.

    Edit: - Sorry, forgot the A64 3200+ isn't for socket 939.

  3. Nightchill

    Nightchill One of Freddy's beloved

    There's a nice comparison between the two

    Incidentally, up until this morning I'd always assumed the classification of AMD processors was in comparison to Intel CPUs (so an XP2200 is equivalent to a 2.2 GhZ p4). Never realised it was actually the comparison vs a tbird.

    And I notice Intel have an (interesting) new classification system. Ho Hum.

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