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post #11 of 21
A 2.4GHz Athlon XP is closer to a 3.2GHz northwood than a 3.6GHz one, at least as far as most non-multithreaded games are concerned. In x87 FPU intensive apps, the Athlon will have more of an advantage.

In most other apps, the clock for clock difference would be less.

A 2.4GHz Athlon XP is almost certainly faster than a 2.6GHz Pentium 4 in nearly everything.
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Yeah, basically the soc A AMD > soc 478 big time clock for clock... a 2.4GHz 2500+ is basically equivalent to a 478 P4 @ 3.5-3.6ish

I know personally because I had a huge argument over which performed better - my 2.2GHz 2500 or my friend's 2.6GHz P4...
I see... but what about this review, it's another 180° opposite of what everyone has said so far. I know clock-4-clock and all, but in these real-world gaming tests, the P4C wins out hands down over the XP2500/3200(?). Even OC'd, it shows the XP-Barton lagging. I guess I'll side with the public, but these reviews I'm googling aren't very supportive of the forum consensus.

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The P4Cs were generally better than the Athlon XPs.

The 400MHz FSB, Hyper-Threading, and good OCability had them beating the 3200+ pretty handily. In non-multi threaded games, the Athlon came pretty close, but wouldn't match them, generally.

That era was AMDs downward turn untill the release of the A64s.

A P4 2.53 is another matter. Lower bus speed, no HT, and worse OCing meant that they could not match the better Athlon XPs.
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If the Pentium 4 you are going to get has 800FBS stick with AMD XP. Pentium 4 really suck and i hate mine. They run hot.
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The P4Cs were generally better than the Athlon XPs.

The 400MHz FSB, Hyper-Threading, and good OCability had them beating the 3200+ pretty handily. In non-multi threaded games, the Athlon came pretty close, but wouldn't match them, generally.

That era was AMDs downward turn untill the release of the A64s.

A P4 2.53 is another matter. Lower bus speed, no HT, and worse OCing meant that they could not match the better Athlon XPs.
AH! HT That's the missing link! I knew there was something I was overlooking! Hyper Threading.... yeah Okay I see, this XPM IS way faster than the non-HT P4's. Your post is exactly the answer I was looking for!

Guess I'll be waiting out Nehalem then...
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Oooohh! I wasn't aware that we were talking about the "C" revision! The AMD XP line annihilated the older revision P4s... however, the C revision introduced a higher FSB and HT and evened out the playing field a bit and eventually won out over XPs
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Oooohh! I wasn't aware that we were talking about the "C" revision! The AMD XP line annihilated the older revision P4s... however, the C revision introduced a higher FSB and HT and evened out the playing field a bit and eventually won out over XPs
This is what I have P4 2.53 SL6EG afaik it doesn't have HT...

*I'm so glad this thread was brought back to life with some bumping * I'd be interested in what it could OC/perform to... but PCmark04 keeps giving me DivX encoding graph error so I cannot bench my current XPM CPU

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Haha, the 2500 wins 13 to nada.
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Haha, the 2500 wins 13 to nada.
Yep... I still have my 2500+ XP rig set up w/ a gig of ram and an AGP x850xt... currently have it rigged up for my sis

They're great chips though - certainly a OCing favorite of yesteryear (just like the 3700 and opty 165)
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Wow this is great to hear guys... I guess it's AMD all the way till next fall... maybe AMD by then will have caught up or surpassed intel, thus prompting a wonderful price war again! Go AMD... And thanks!
YAY Athlon XP buddies! I'm running a 2800+ stock cause I heard I could only get like 200MHz out of it at high voltages.

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