AMD XP2200+ Thoroughbred vs Intel Pentium 4 2.4BGHz

Posted on Wednesday, September 18 2002 @ 09:52:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMDWORLD has compared the Athlon XP 2200+ with the Pentium 4 2.4GHz :
The AMD XP2200+ still represents the better value for money option all-round ,however Intel has considerably reduced the cost of the current 2.4BGHz processor so the war of the main processor companies remains as fierce as ever. Furthermore based on the overall experience of using both platforms we would actually favor the Intel Pentium 4B 2.4GHz processor at this stage simply due to the renowned backing by various options of having the choice of chipset platforms. With AMD being almost solely lead by Via chipsets and a small percentage of SiS based chipsets all based around the DDR SDRAM platforms does limit the AMD silicon's capabilities and this is where the Intel processor can reap the benefit in a RDRAM solution giving it that extra performance option if you wish to take it. So the price will dictate from now on and both companies look to be choosing this particular pricing method to attract customers but it is important not to lose sight of the actual performance over price it would be a total disaster if both companies just focused on producing low cost chips to satisfy the retail industry we still need high end cost processor to aid the future developments .If the low cost choice was to remain for a long time long term the technology rate these two processor manufacturers achieve would slow down considerably and future releases would be mediocre and more damaging as the proven small increment in a MHz increase does little to impress the media each time




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