Thread: 3-Way Shootout
December 31st, 2001, 08:11 PM #1
XP 1600+ $219
Duron 1.2 (Palomino) $149
T-Bird 1.4GHz $185
I have a 266 DDR FSB ....
I like the price of the duron 1.2 but will the lack of cache kill me in performance? (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, games, etc.)
What do you think??
December 31st, 2001, 08:20 PM #2
Here's a comparison in Tom's hardware guide....it includes a price/performace chart that makes it easy to get the best bang for the buck...
December 31st, 2001, 08:23 PM #3
just my view.. I would go with the XP chip.. it will cost a little more.. but no need to cut yourself off at the knees by picking up the Duron b/c it's 50 bucks cheaper.. actually.. check out Newegg.. they are the 1600+ retail for 139 bucksIn life one must Chill
December 31st, 2001, 10:53 PM #4
I was looking at your prices and thinking "Wow, where do you shop?!?"
And then I saw where you are.
Those are pretty good prices for Canada, I would go with the XP1600+ personally.What did a tornado sound like before freight trains were invented?
January 1st, 2002, 07:19 PM #5
I'd go with the XP 1600+........it'll take better advantage of your DDR memory, and it should run cooler than the T-Bird too. Depending on your m/b, it'll o/c to 1800+ easily, and you'll have the SSE instruction set as well. Granted, it's harder to unlock than the T-Bird, but not impossible.........I followed Tom's unlocking guide, and it worked great!
January 1st, 2002, 08:54 PM #6
yeah, I have had the same dilema, and I am getting ready to order my new xp chip myself... too much extras for just a few bucksdrojman
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