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I did not write this I found it on newegg thought it was cool
I wish I had the money to buy half of the stuff some of you guys have...

Comments: I was fortunate enough to test out two systems (both of them custom built) for a lan competition that was coming up. Here are the specs:

System 1 (pentium)
-Intel Pentium 4 670 on water cooling (OCed to 4.6 Ghz)
-Two Gigs of Corsair XMS DDR2 667 mhz Ram
-ASUS P5N32-SLI Deluxe

System 2 (AMD)
-AMD Athlon FX-57 on water cooling (OCed to 3.2 Ghz)
-Two Gigs of Corsair XMS DDR 400 mhz Ram
-ASUS A8N-SLI Premium

*Both systems sport two Evga Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX's on SLI, x2 a Western Digital Raptors 74 gig on RAID 0, and a Creative X-fi Platinum.

I already knew before hand that the Athlon would completely destroy the Intel when it came to system performance - it's stock 2.8 Ghz already rocked the Intel's 3.8 by almost 20%, and now with the OC, its almost 30% faster - amazing!
However, one thing that is notable is Adobe Premiere Pro - the Athlon was almost 15% slower than the P4 when it came to this - I'm assuming it's because of the software and how it's written. But that wasn't my point, my point was to find the best gaming rig I could compile together with the sponsors I had gotten (ty Nvidia, Creative, ASUS, Corsair, and Logitech!).

So i put them up against each other in benchmarks, and here's what I got:

GAMING:
3DMARK05:
Intel - 11,393 Marks
AMD - 13,907 Marks
*as we can see here, AMD's gaming performance is significantly better - more than 18%!

Battlefield 2 Self-Made Test (AVG FPS)
Intel - 68 fps
AMD - 85 fps
*once again, we see AMD win again - with a 20% increase in performance.

DOOM III Self-Made Test (AVG)
Intel - 89 fps
AMD - 125 fps
*one word - wow.

Serious SAM II Self-Made Test (AVG FPS)
Intel - 69 fps
AMD - 115 fps
*Intel was...dominated in this test - a 40% pown.

So as we can see, the AMD chip has a constant 15-20+% better performance than the Intel's, but saying that, Intel's multitasking abilities are far greater thanks to HyperThreading. Which comes to the second set of benchmarks:

MULTITHREADED REALWORLD APPS:
Adobe Photoshop Self-Made filter x50
Intel - 348 seconds
AMD - 420 seconds
*18% performance increase over AMD!

Adobe Premiere 30 second Movie w/ Divx Encoding and Special Effects
Intel - 8 minutes, 34 seconds
AMD - 15 minutes, 09 seconds
*Intel completely dominates here, with 44% better performance than the AMD.

Abby FineReader 78 Page Manual OCR @ 300 DPI
Intel - 13 Minutes, 55 seconds
AMD - 12 minutes, 32 seconds
* AMD won this one with a performance boost of about 14%

This was a pretty mixed round, but we can see that Intel's HyperThreading helped it along.

MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS AT ONCE:
Doom III Self-Made Test + Adobe Photoshop Self-Made filter x50 + Abby FineReader 78 Page Manual
Intel
DIII: 49 fps
PS: 520 seconds
AFR: 23 minutes, 20 seconds

AMD
DIII: 48 fps
PS: 601 seconds
AFR: 25 minutes, 59 seconds
*As we can see here, Intel's HyperThreading helped it substancially in PS and AFR, and gave it a 1 fps performance boost over the AMD in Doom III.

So overall, what do I have to say? The Intel is DEFINATELY the way to go when you're there for video editing, photoshop, etc, or if you just love to multitask. But if your a pure gamer, the AMD Athlon FX-57 will be your very best friend.

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November 10, 2005
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You do know that there is a FX-60 out now right?
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Originally Posted by Evil Bob
I wish I had the money to buy half of the stuff some of you guys have...
Nah man, a good computer build is one that performs as good as a system twice it's cost. The expensive systems you see aren't usually good choices and alot of money could have been saved if these people would have done some research.
Take my rig for example, the whole thing cost me $1100. And it performs better than most rigs that are more expensive...
Alot of people waste money on video cards, especially SLI. Its overkill, and not necessary for todays games..so a serious waste of cash....which is why people are uninformed and not very smart about purchases.
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i have both high end intel and AMD systems...the amd is just better..but you cant overclock the amd over 3.2 very well unless you use phaze change...on a further note..the FX-60 is just a dual core 4800+ with it being unlocked...no biggie...
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