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Xeon 2.4Ghz or Athlon xp 2600

Postby X-Nemesis on Sun Nov 10, 2002 2:15 pm

Which would be better in general for a gaming system?

The Xeon is about $140 bucks cheaper...and I know that they are geared more towards servers but I figured I'd ask out of curiosity.

And what's a good mobo to put with the Xeon...I think that there are only two manufacturers who produce for the Xeon processor.

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Postby hjs on Sun Nov 10, 2002 5:46 pm

The AMD is the fastest
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Postby Kennyshin on Sun Nov 10, 2002 5:49 pm

For gaming, Athlon works better.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Nov 10, 2002 5:51 pm

For Gaming, always go with AMD's Athlon. They are better suited for gaming, while Intel Pentium's are geared toward applications and productivity.
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XP chip

Postby Kadrien on Mon Nov 11, 2002 2:22 pm

I know the XP chips can be used in any recent AMD motherboard, but don't the Xeons require special motherboards? I believe they hav extra pins that require a special socket. I may be mistaken, but it's something to look into.
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 11, 2002 2:47 pm

Why a Xeon? Why not a normal P4?
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cache size?

Postby Kadrien on Thu Nov 14, 2002 11:57 am

Don't Xeons have larger L2 caches than regular P4s?
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Postby voltron on Mon Nov 18, 2002 9:14 pm

Unless the games you're playing are doing real time server transactions, stick to the Athlon.
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