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p4 vs. xeon

By revnathan ·
i am going to build a new computer for
running porgrams like bryce4 and
autocad..what is the difference between the
xeon and p4..or is it better to use amd's xp?
and what would be the best chip for a
workstation?

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to p4 vs. xeon

Oh, and I forgot to mention - dont skimp on main memory either. The more, the better. I'd suggest 1Gb+

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to p4 vs. xeon

Hi,

Unfortunately you wont be able to get anything that will have "punch" after 4 years.

Moore's law states that processing power doubles every 18 months - and this has proven to be true over the last 20+ years.

In 4.5 years time, your pc will be 1/8 the power of "current" PCs.

Looking at it another way, you would own today, the equivalent of a P266. I dont think anyone would say that any P 266 has "punch" by today's standards.

You'd be far better off going cheap and upgrading once or twice over that time.

Xeon's dont come cheap. They're targetted at the server market. The motherboards are expensive too. AMD has the best bang for your buck now.

Cheers,
Tim.

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the more responces , the better , i an looking to see what people have to say and then make a desision..thanks

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by revnathan In reply to p4 vs. xeon

i keep seeing benchmarks for both amd vs intel's p4..they are about the same , one says intel is better the othe rsays amd..but i have yet to see a benchmark where they put a xeon vs any amd....what i need is speed and pucnh..i am takeing mulit-media for comunications as a major in college...so i need somehitng that can puch and keep punching for at leat 4 yrs..thanks

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by grimreality In reply to p4 vs. xeon

For multimedia purposes use the MAC as it is created for the sole purpose of Multimedia and it will **** everything else out of the water. If you are doing engineering then go with AMD for the price, larger bandwidth for the FSB, and the processor blows all Intel low end out of the water, which is the pentium series. As for XEON, unless you are rich and are planning on running servers not workstations forget XEON. Love the processor but the price will choke a horse.

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any and all comments welcome...thanks

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