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#7461 by Neil Blanchard
Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:34 am
G'Day forummers,

At ZDNet UK they have a comparison "shootout" with two AMD and two Intel dual core CPU's. They are the least expensive and the most expensive current models from each company: AMD's Athlon 64 X2 3800+ and Athlon 64 X2 4800+ vs. Intel's Pentium D 820 and Pentium Extreme Edition (Pentium EE) 840.

A basic overview is that the AMD CPU's handily outperform the Intel CPU's in a majority of the tests and they consume significantly less power! :-D At 100% load, the 3800+ system consumes 162watts vs 245watts for the D 820 (50% better), and the 4800+ system consumes 195watts vs 296watts for the EE 840 (also about 50% better)!

On some of the tests, the 3800+ even outperforms the EE 840... :o
#7464 by TheNextStepp
Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:42 pm
Yeah, I am thinking of upgrading from my Athlon 64 3200+ to the new X2 3800+. I hear very good things about em. Thanks for posting

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