Which is faster? P4 1.8 or the AMD XP 1800+

bimmer01

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I'm deciding which one to give to my little brother?

All the rams, hdd, peripherals are the same.

Which one is faster?
 

ShadowBlade

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what do you use them for? if you game alot, give him the P4
if you dont, it really doesnt matter that much
 

imported_Bleh

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The P4's only have the advantage over the Xp line with the Northwood core because of hyper-threading and only to a certain degree.
 

Kenazo

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for DIVX encoding, etc the p4's are a bit quicker, but for gaming the XP will mop up.
 

dguy6789

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The Athlon XPs were faster than the P4s according to their ratings, until the C model P4s came out. The Athlon XP 1800+ is a fair bit faster than a P4 1.8.
 

Pabster

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As others have said, depends if the 1.8 is a Willy or Northy. The former would be no match for the XP1800+ but the latter would.
 

bimmer01

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coool, thanks so much for the quick replies.

I'll check what moel it is.

The P4 1.8 is coupled with an Dell Intel board.

And the AMD is with Biostar XXX not sure what modle.

its meant for gaming,.... so i guess AMD.
 

magomago

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Originally posted by: Bleh
The P4's only have the advantage over the Xp line with the Northwood core because of hyper-threading and only to a certain degree.

Northwood core didn't have hyperthreading enabled. Actuallt to be specific, ONLY the 3.06 did.
 

w00t

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use the AMD
its faster
and has a mobo that can be oced unlike the dell mobo for p4.
 

Chadder007

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Originally posted by: magomago
Originally posted by: Bleh
The P4's only have the advantage over the Xp line with the Northwood core because of hyper-threading and only to a certain degree.

Northwood core didn't have hyperthreading enabled. Actuallt to be specific, ONLY the 3.06 did.

I have a 2.6 Northwood with Hyperthreading. Though they did make them with and without HT.
 

batmanuel

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Originally posted by: Chadder007
Originally posted by: magomago
Originally posted by: Bleh
The P4's only have the advantage over the Xp line with the Northwood core because of hyper-threading and only to a certain degree.

Northwood core didn't have hyperthreading enabled. Actuallt to be specific, ONLY the 3.06 did.

I have a 2.6 Northwood with Hyperthreading. Though they did make them with and without HT.

There were a lot of Northwood variants. The first batch had a 533 FSB and no HT. Later the 3.06 was released an it was the only one of the 533FSB models to have HT. Later on the C revision came out with a 800MHz FSB and HT on all the models from 2.4GHz on up to 3.6GHz. Those last Northwood "C" models were the ones that unquestionably beat the Athlon XPs and reigned supreme in the desktop arena until the A64s arrived.
 

imported_whatever

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Originally posted by: batmanuel
Originally posted by: Chadder007
Originally posted by: magomago
Originally posted by: Bleh
The P4's only have the advantage over the Xp line with the Northwood core because of hyper-threading and only to a certain degree.

Northwood core didn't have hyperthreading enabled. Actuallt to be specific, ONLY the 3.06 did.

I have a 2.6 Northwood with Hyperthreading. Though they did make them with and without HT.

There were a lot of Northwood variants. The first batch had a 533 FSB and no HT. Later the 3.06 was released an it was the only one of the 533FSB models to have HT. Later on the C revision came out with a 800MHz FSB and HT on all the models from 2.4GHz on up to 3.6GHz. Those last Northwood "C" models were the ones that unquestionably beat the Athlon XPs and reigned supreme in the desktop arena until the A64s arrived.

Correct. And, sadly, the 3.4C has been out for close to 2 years and no Intel chips beat it by much (for single CPU)
 

sharkeeper

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Of course the P4 is faster. It's 1800MHz. That's what the speedo says and anything pushing the needle lower is slower.

Of course the real world is hardly absolute...