besides cost concern, if you are buying a computer right now for gaming, is there any sense in buying a S478 P4 over a S754 A64 based system? it seems to me like that A64 ranges from equivalent to far superior over the P4 for gaming. your guys thoughts??
The only thing I would consider is the A64 3000. On the new boards they overclock very easily even with a top lock mulitplyer. So it will be like getting a 3.4 or even a 3.6C Ghz P4 for the price of 220 dollars.
That myth is gone ever since the k7 CPU. K5s k6's were trash.
Not that their stubborn, its just how the market is. Intel is a better known name and contracts have been signed.
Intels has the advantage in media encoding and 3D mathematical intensive programs, yes. However the margin has been growing smaller and smaller.
Originally posted by: Stunt
ugh...dell does make gaming rigs...why would they offer 9800's with the systems, it is a major market for them, i actually think they are making a gaming laptop with a p4ee in it.
but ur other question:
they still falsly believe that intel is more stable.
they are too stubborn to use amd machines.
they do more than gaming -> ie game and media encode.
As a lifetime Intel user who is looking to upgrade his 2.53 northwood gaming machine, even I cant think of a reason to go with Intel at this point in time. However, I wouldnt choose a S754 being as S939 is where its headed, and the NForce 3 looks smoking. In the next few months, I will be building my first AMD based machine ever.