Intel PIII outperforms P4

The verdict is in: While Intel Corp.'s latest Pentium 4 offers superior multimedia performance, the Pentium III is still the best chip for business applications.

Analysts and hardware review sites gave their stamp of approval to the chip as a gaming microprocessor. But the 1.0-GHz Pentium III actually outperformed a 1.4-GHz Pentium 4 on common business applications, they found.

Furthermore, analysts said, few need a 1.4-GHz Pentium 4 -- or a 1.0-GHz Pentium III, for that matter -- to run a word processing program. Without a performance advantage, the Pentium 4 will likely be restricted to only the consumer market.

"It runs Office fast enough," said Dean McCarron, analyst with Mercury Research Corp., Scottsdale, Ariz. "And for a Quake head, yeah, [the Pentium 4] makes a lot of sense."

On a test system running id Software Inc.'s popular game, Quake 3, the 1.5-GHz Pentium 4 returned a frame rate of 168.7. A 1.0-GHz Pentium III, meanwhile, scored 121.4 fps -- a 39 percent improvement. Mercury tested the chip itself and posted the results on its consumer-oriented website.

Using the WinBench 2000 benchmark, which tracks performance under a business-class environment, the Pentium 4 chip only slightly edged the Pentium III using 3-D-oriented applications, Mercury found.

In 2-D applications, however, the older Pentium III outperformed the Pentium 4 by 28 percent, even though the newer Pentium 4 supposedly is a third faster on clock speed alone.

"For today's buyer, the Pentium 4 simply doesn't make sense," wrote Anand Lal Shimpi, a reviewer that runs the AnandTech website. "It's slower than the competition in just about every area; it's more expensive; it's using an interface that won't be the flagship interface in six to nine months; and it requires a considerable investment outside of the price of the CPU itself."

Shimpi and others pointed out that Pentium III is cheaper; a 1.0-GHz chip costs $465, after Intel's price cuts at the beginning of November. As previously reported, the Pentium 4 costs $819 and $644 for the 1.5-GHz and 1.4-GHz versions, respectively. OEMs must also buy more expensive Direct RDRAM memory, which at retail costs about $240 more than SDRAM for a 128-Mbyte module, analysts noted.

Still, the chip will appeal to some segments of the computing population.

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Intel PIII outperforms P4

Ok AMD fans to prove that intel is the leader thay will be realising a 64bit cpu july 2001 do we see amd doing that no! who developed this technology hmm intel who does AMD get there cpu specs from hmmm intel so thats just a few i work with intel so you got any questions or replys contact the thedudester@hotmail.comim waiting....

Intel PIII outperforms P4

Okay for all you people that brag about ur lil stupid p3 or ur amd's screw u all dont u understand some people dont have money to get a super comp and ur saying its affortable $1000 and higher and ur saying thats cheap for a computer then u must be one dumb f**k.I have 233 amd-k6 with 40 megs of ram and a voodoo3 pci 2000 and yes i want a better comp so thats why i save my money for a better comp and just buy new vid cards and i bet u it will run at the same frame rate if not then a lil lower and ill wait for a p6 or higher.

Intel PIII outperforms P4

Hey Dude, fag, Intel's technology and AMD's technology are not the same, so why would they be getting specs from Intel. Try Alpha.. since they bought the Alpha technology, I bet they get specs from Alpha. Intel just goes for the big MHZ numbers, while AMD gets the real performance matters.Peace, The Big Lymbouski

Intel PIII outperforms P4

Ok... AMD is faster but Intel doesn't crash as often as AMD does. (my amd k6-2 450 crashes about every 5th hour, but it wins celeron 566 in speed, but celeron 566 didn't crash.)I don't care which processor runs inside my computer, I want that it just works! Currently I have 2 comps, amd k6-2 450 and celeron 633. Celeron rulz in cheaper chips.. and btw.. Celeron is cheaper than Duron.

Intel PIII outperforms P4

AMD are a great company - the K6-2 kicks the celeron by a long way (in performance and price). In my opinion the Athlon TBird is much better than the PIII, and doesn't use the all expensive RIMM RAM (which is what is has to use to beat it). The AMD Athlon TBird could thrash if they both used the same ram. The hammer's are going to kick the IA-64!!!!

Intel PIII outperforms P4

I think the target at which Intel is aiming with he P4 is not yet here! SOme may find its use in heavy multimedia applications but as the article said, there's little interest for business users who are among the few abling to afford such a price. Go for PIII for the time being.

Intel PIII outperforms P4

Ive got a pentium III to 1GHz and i used the pentium 4 in a demosrtation of the pentium on saturday 24, the difference is nothing the PIII at 1GHz it's so fast that opens microsoft word in less the 1/2 second you can't even see microsoft word 2000------this product..... It's like the fastest thing and the pentium 4 does the same cause it open's fast too but you dont notice the difference. and f**k the AMD--- it sucks.

Intel PIII outperforms P4

lets see AMD do floating point calculations. An absolute need for good gaming performance thats why AMDs crash so much, no floating point maths. P3 will rip any AMD chip of the same speed speed on a intel motherboard

Intel PIII outperforms P4

I mangaged to overclock my old 486 to 1gHz. It gets very hot, even with liquid nitrogen cooling, but it never crashes, runs quake 3 like a dream, and loads up much faster than my pentium 3 or amy friend's athlon thundrebird.

Intel PIII outperforms P4

I dont know about you guys (youll probably dsagree) but im sick of these tests using quake 3. As far as im concerned quake 3 blows major c**k as far as games go. Unreal has better boards better weapons and the online players arnt all freaks that live off the game and dont play it 24/7. I say lets see some cpu test speeds on some other games. The world doesnt revolve around quake 3.ps. I have nothing against quake 2 that game was cool but quake 3 was a big disappointment

Intel PIII outperforms P4

Intel suxx!In a few years people will say:"Who the hell is Intel Corp.????"because nobody anylonger will pay more for f**king Intel processors if there are cheaper ones from AMD which also offer more performance than Intel CPUs with the same clock speed!!!AMD rulez!!!!!(I'm going to buy a Thunderbird 900Mhz)Intel won't survive! HUHAHAHAR!!

Intel PIII outperforms P4

To people who think AMD rules. You people are on crack. AMD is great for gaming, that it. Intel beats/ties it in gaming benchmarks and in the real world and AMD CAN NOT compare to Intel's stability. AMD does have the biggest "bang-for-the-buck" but it can not compare to Intel's superiority. AMD is a Poor mans solution of a chip, stick with Intel CPU's

Intel PIII outperforms P4

People, don't talk about AMD 500Mhz like a cool thing. It's the slowest.I got one - it's not even working. My P3 550Mhz is a lot faster. About Duron -it's a very cheap chip that is made just to be sold and thrown to the trash.Celeron (which runs on 100Mhz bus) actually outperforms any AMD of the same(and even higher) speed due to internal cache. Celeron of 66Mhz bus stilloutperforms AMD of the same speed still due to it's internal cache, butsometimes it's slower (especially at memory operations).I saw the structure of Athlon processor, it's shitty (except for bus speed).P3 is surely better. My best guess will be that P4 actually outperforms P3.You see, everybody has been saying: "P3 sucks, it's worse than P2" when thefirst P3 came. Also ppl were saying: "New P3 at 1Ghz is unstable" - it's allB U L L S H I T. You know, the price is always proportional to the quality.That's the reason Linux still sux! (myself I deleted it when I got its firstvirus, and I'm not saying M$ Windoze rulez - it sux too, BeOS is the best).Price will always be proportional to the quality, believe it or not!All AMD is shit. Their 3D Now! technology is nothing more than a small numberof primitive instructions that are complete useless except for some 3D stuff.

Intel PIII outperforms P4

I think this is all bullshit. Intel Pentium 4 is way better than Pentium III. I have one myself and it is faster than my previous Pentium III (733 Mhz) so stop making bullshit articles. And AMD suckz ass and Intel is way faster. I dont even know why AMD started making Processors. Even Celeron is better.

Intel PIII outperforms P4

f**k AMD!!! AMD can lick my salty ballz...I gotz a Pentium 4 1.5ghz...and they talkin trash on RDRAM?! 128mb of rdram is as fast as 512mb od SDRam...think about it ur AMD queers...and u gay ass reviewers...penitum 4 iz the illest chip on the market

Intel PIII outperforms P4

Just because it's faster, does not make it better. I'm upgrading my weak little PC to something a little more powerfull. Maybe I'll stick with a PIII, instead of going with a more expensive, and not quite as good PIV.

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