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You guys realize that Jaguar and K8 have extremely similar IPC, so the Athlon 64 vs Kabini comparison is a wash.

For reference, I'm using a Brisbane 4800+ right now.
 
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True. I have a friend who's still using a Socket 754 system with an overclocked Sempron 3100 at 2.17 GHz. Five years ago, the thing would blow through anything you threw at it as far as Web browsing was concerned. Today, it's a complete slug. I wouldn't want to go online with anything less than a dual-core now. Even an old laptop I have with a Pentium M 755 has trouble handling it now. I could probably breathe some life back into the Sempron by putting it on Linux, but my friend would freak out.

I recently began clearing out my closet and found a Sempron 754 and board. After scrounging some ram and an old laptop sata drive, I ran both windows 7 and Xubuntu. Under Xubuntu I could actually browse the web with firefox (So resource intensive). Under windows, my experience was much less appealing.

Recommend Linux!
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I don't know if everyone already knows this but... this is pretty cool, and could allow some pretty cool possibilities for tiny builds;



can run off of a little external dc supply

I was thinking this would make a great Car PC!!
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You would even do fine with an old A64 CPU for that.

Though web browsing isn't as "simple" as it used to be...there might be a day in the near future when it will take a decent CPU just to browse on the default settings. For example, Chrome will make like ten processes running just for one tab on one window. FireFox makes only one process but uses near to 400MB of memory and has a higher CPU usage for one tab. IE will be some where in the middle of the two.

Though I am sure you will always be able able to fire up a pentium 3 rig (or any old rig that happens to power on) and use some browser.

Uh no it is totally wrong choice no doubt,worriedsmiley.gif because today any Single Core CPU does not suffice in today's PC and internet surfing(Flash adss and other content uh), or Single Core CPU is definitely dead regardless Windows/Android/Linux OS.wink.gif
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This would have been so good if it was priced better.... No way i am spending $400 on 8 atom cores

To be fair, it's only $300 @ Newegg - But yeah still too much just to have fun with considering you can get an FX-8320 + motherboard and try to massively underclock it, if you want a low powered octo-core.

Edit- Oops nevermind. The one I saw at Newegg was 4c/8t, damn atoms with hyperthreading. smile.gif http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?&Item=N82E16813157419
Edited by BinaryDemon - 4/16/14 at 9:37am
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Actually right now you need a decent cpu for good web browsing. An old A64 wouldnt provide good browsing experience right now.

My 900MHz Celeron M EeePC provides an acceptable browsing experience, and it's considerably slower than an Athlon 64.
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However, I know a person who uses an old Pentium D for a netflix box in their living room. Browses just fine even with quite a few plug ins and does the "Netflix HD" without any trouble as well.

Yeah, unless you have shoddy plug-ins, a particularly slow browser, are using too many tabs, or are trying to 4k video streams, browsing isn't all that demanding.
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Originally Posted by Nintendo Maniac 64 View Post

You guys realize that Jaguar and K8 have extremely similar IPC, so the Athlon 64 vs Kabini comparison is a wash.

For reference, I'm using a Brisbane 4800+ right now.

The A64s people are saying are too slow are the single core parts.
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Uh no it is totally wrong choice no doubt,worriedsmiley.gif because today any Single Core CPU does not suffice in today's PC and internet surfing(Flash adss and other content uh), or Single Core CPU is definitely dead regardless Windows/Android/Linux OS.wink.gif

Disabling flash, or at least running an ad blocker, is a priority when you don't have a lot of performance to spare.
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wonder how the sempron 2650 compares to something like a 22w Athlon 64 X2 3250e smile.gif
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wonder how the sempron 2650 compares to something like a 22w Athlon 64 X2 3250e smile.gif

Extremely similarly.
 
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Uh no it is totally wrong choice no doubt,worriedsmiley.gif because today any Single Core CPU does not suffice in today's PC and internet surfing(Flash adss and other content uh), or Single Core CPU is definitely dead regardless Windows/Android/Linux OS.wink.gif

Eh, a 1.5Ghz Celeron M (As in, Pentium M or pre-Core Duo architecture) single core felt fluid to use in Linux. Most of the time it was waiting on the HDD, not the CPU. That was with Firefox and not Chrome, too. 1080p video wouldn't work but if you had a desktop it'd be easy to find an Athlon64 with PCIe a newer graphics card that does most of the decoding work..Hell, even 4k might end up being possible with a good enough cheap GPU...However this APU would be a better choice overall, it uses less power, is brand new, has smaller boards, has a good enough IGP to use for HTPC use, is way faster overall, etc.
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Single core P4's do a pretty good job with web pages, given they are at least 3ghz. Hell, old Athlons (1.6-2ghz) do a pretty good job at it too.

Granted you have to have at least 2GB of ram for any overly complex sites or multiple tabs.

I have a 3.6ghz P4 with 4gb ram and an AGP GeForce 7600GS that even plays somewhat recent games at 1280x1024 (native resolution on its old LCD). I have another P4 running at 3ghz with 2gb and a GF 6800, same story.

Both of those are going to people who want to play MineCraft or similar games, but their netbooks are too terrible (1st gen Atom) to do so. As a bonus, both have DVI so they can be plugged into an HDTV like a console with a DVI->HDMI cable.
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ViewSonic VX-2257-8 Chinese backlit mechanical Kingwin 850w Chinese laser optical 
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