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Before I buy something to upgrade my computer... I need some informations...
You may all see that I have a P4 s478 at 3.5ghz, with a p4p800 deluxe... the point is that agp is quite vanishing and pci express is cheaper... at least here in portugal... So I would like to know - as I am willing to go for pci express - if i'd buy a AMD mobo/cpu or a INTEL mobo/cpu, and then the gfx card...

I would also like not to buy something not under my p4 performance...

And the part were i would like some infos is... that i don't know nothing about AMD's frequencies... like... which AMD cpu is equivalent to a P4 3.0ghz?

That is the thing that i don't realy know... I saw earlier in a thread in this forum
that "it would take a 4GHz Intel to match a 2.4GHz AMD" I'd like to know if its true because it would help me - a lot - in my decision....

I've made to different "configs" to upgrade into AMD

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - $229 - 190€
AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor - Retail - $814 - 673€
eVGA Geforce 6800XT 256-P2-N381 Video Card - Retail - $159 - 131€

---------------- $1207 | 998€
Or

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - $229 - 190€
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail - $645 - €533
eVGA Geforce 6800XT 256-P2-N381 Video Card - Retail - $159 - 131€
---------------- $1010 | 862€

Thanks for your time.
 

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I'd say definitely the second config with the dual core. Also 2.4GHz=4GHz Intel, 2.2GHz=3.7GHz Intel. 2.0GHz=3.0GHz Intel. Hope you enjoy PCIe and AMD, I'm sure you will, also anything rated above 3700San Diego for single cores and 4400+ for dual cores should best your current CPU at 3.5GHz.
 

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Originally Posted by Remonster

I'd say definitely the second config with the dual core. Also 2.4GHz=4GHz Intel, 2.2GHz=3.7GHz Intel. 2.0GHz=3.0GHz Intel. Hope you enjoy PCIe and AMD, I'm sure you will, also anything rated above 3700San Diego for single cores and 4400+ for dual cores should best your current CPU at 3.5GHz.

That's actually not quite right. There was a FAQ on how to compare Intel to AMD clock speeds, and it said to multiply the Intel CPU by 6, and multiply the AMD CPU by 9. For example, a 4.0ghz Intel would equal a 2.66ghz AMD (4*6=2.66*9). A 2.8ghz AMD would equal a 4.2ghz Intel (2.8*9=4.2*6).

Edit\\\\ So Pacman, you need at least an AMD at 2.33ghz or faster to call it an "upgrade" from your Intel at 3.5ghz (3.5*6=2.33*9).
 

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Originally Posted by wudaddy

That's actually not quite right. There was a FAQ on how to compare Intel to AMD clock speeds, and it said to multiply the Intel CPU by 6, and multiply the AMD CPU by 9. For example, a 4.0ghz Intel would equal a 2.66ghz AMD (4*6=2.66*9). A 2.8ghz AMD would equal a 4.2ghz Intel (2.8*9=4.2*6).

Edit\\\\ So Pacman, you need at least an AMD at 2.33ghz or faster to call it an "upgrade" from your Intel at 3.5ghz (3.5*6=2.33*9).

Naw, I'd go with anything that is 2.2 or higher. Something like a Sandy 3700+, or an Opty 148
 

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Originally Posted by wudaddy

That's actually not quite right. There was a FAQ on how to compare Intel to AMD clock speeds, and it said to multiply the Intel CPU by 6, and multiply the AMD CPU by 9. For example, a 4.0ghz Intel would equal a 2.66ghz AMD (4*6=2.66*9). A 2.8ghz AMD would equal a 4.2ghz Intel (2.8*9=4.2*6).

Edit\\\\ So Pacman, you need at least an AMD at 2.33ghz or faster to call it an "upgrade" from your Intel at 3.5ghz (3.5*6=2.33*9).

Have you ever seen a 2.33 AMD processor? Exactly, the closest speed they sell is 2.4.......ergo, I am right, lol!
 

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Whatever you get, you won't be dissapointed, however, you could do better on the video card. The eVGA 7800gt series isn't terrible as far as price goes.

-Aaron
 

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Dont spend the money on those expensive components, your dad will appreciate that more too. And you will be able to save a few hundred and get something that will perform the same.
This is if you were planning on overclocking to begin with. If you are not overclocking, then you might have to go with that expensive stuff.
 
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