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AMD Processors Faster Than Intel's!? - 8/24/2004 6:10:15 PM   
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Advanced Micro Devices' top-end desktop processors are faster than Intel's for most applications, according to benchmarks from ZDNet Germany's labs.

In a test, Intel's Pentium 4 560 running at 3.6GHz and the 3.4GHz Pentium 4 550 failed to outperform alternatives from AMD. The Pentiums, both with the new Prescott core and 1MB of onboard Level 2 cache, were pitted against the Athlon 64 3800 running at 2.4GHz and the 2.2GHz 3500+.

The benchmarks indicated that the Athlon 64 has an advantage in office and Internet applications, and with 3D games, said Kai Schmerer, the senior editor who conducted the tests for ZDNet Germany, which is part of CNET Networks.

But AMD's processors did not come out on top in all tests. "The Pentium 4 scored with optimized software--particularly 3D and video rendering," Schmerer said. "The multitasking tests also show an advantage for Intel's Pentium 4."

In Winstone benchmark tests, which measure performance in business and content creation tasks such as converting video files or delivering a PowerPoint presentation, the AMD chips were 10 percent to 16 percent faster than the Intel ones. But with multitasking switched on to take advantage of Intel's hyperthreading technology, the Intel chips took up the lead by 9 percent.

Full Benchmark Review HERE...


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RE: AMD Processors Faster Than Intel's!? - 8/25/2004 4:33:07 AM   
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What reports of this type fail miserably to inform us is the lacking multitasking abilities of AMD chips.

We have found out (the hard way) that amd chip designs are simply incompetend when it comes to running serious applications on production servers.
These chips' quality is also much inferior to that of intel chips. We get processor temperatures over 20% higher than equivalently signed (and priced) proccesors by intel.
This simply means that users get what they poay for. In this particular case chips one or two generations older...


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RE: AMD Processors Faster Than Intel's!? - 8/25/2004 4:37:21 AM   
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What about video processing. I mean converting video files in other formats, which seems to be better?

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RE: AMD Processors Faster Than Intel's!? - 8/26/2004 10:14:06 AM   
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hello all...

Iggy...look HERE (and press NEXT PAGE some 4 times...because there are some 4 pages of those video tests) and try to figoure it out Yourself...as far as I could see...P4 is faster at encoding video when running encoding programs which partially or fully support SSE2 and HT...

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