[mythtv-users] AMD 64 3200+ vs P4 3.0 GHz.

Jason Spears shadestalker at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 17:59:02 UTC 2008

On Jan 29, 2008 12:27 PM, Colin McGregor <spamtrap151 at rogers.com> wrote:

> I have the option of replacing that with a P4 3.0 GHz on an Asus P4C800-E
> motherboard and a AGP 8x nVidia 6200 video card. Things like the tuners would
> be moved from one motherboard to the other (and would allow me to drop in an
> Adaptec VideoOh! tuner card in addition to the above). Benchmarks seem to
> suggest that the P4 3.0 GHz will typically out perform the AMD by a modest
> margin (due to higher clock speed). On the other hard, how much of a hit will
> video performance take going from PCI-E to AGP (my understanding is not
> much). So, question is, am I better off changing things around?

You don't mention what generation the P4 is, but I'm guessing
Prescott.  They're notoriously hot for the amount of performance you
get, I'd stick with the AMD or get a newer Intel setup that supports
frequency scaling and has lower power consumption.

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