John Lewis said:SITES....
BOTH Anandtech and Tom's Hardware............
Intel nForce4.... the brand new one.....
really.... ??? SATA2 support , Gigabit Ethernet...........
You obviously are not well informed.........and very prejudiced.
I have been a totally faithful Intel adherent
It's hardware John. I've been totally faithful to myself and family
Throughout the 286 thru 486 days and even early 586 days, I wouldn't
have thought about buying an Intel chip. That changed when AMD started
making their own designs that didn't interchange with Intels chips in
the same socket. Intel was the best to use then. AMD had a hard row to
hoe for a long time there. From that time to now, I saw no personal
reason to go with an AMD Athlon over a P4. With the A64 I see a great
enough difference in performance to feel its worth getting one. I
believe that Intel is fairly crapping in their collective pants these
days, trying to get back ahead.
up to now.
However, I am contemplating building a dual-core desktop system
in about 6 months time and all of the technical analysis so far
point to AMD being by far the best choice. I may have to pay
a little more for the CPU, but the system flexibility and
heat-management are winners for me.
( BTW, I build PC systems and make all of my buying decisions
on sound technical information, not emotion. Comes from my
training as a professional electronics engineer. )
I'm just a lowly Journeman Electrician John, doing the Maintenance
Electrician/Mechanic thing at a steel rollforming shop. I'm the guy
that puts your stuff to work been at it a quarter century now. I
like it where I'm at, I get to do any and everything! Ha! Variety is
the spice of life, right?
I have PC's on desktops, two 'communications' rooms (the networking), I
have PC's inside rollformer control consoles, also networked (all fiber
inside the plant). I get to participate in the installation decisions.
I haven't got everything I want for this plant yet, but we're getting
there. My goal is to have ALL the components working together, from
parts counters and marking, raw inventory to finished material out the
door. So there's a LOT more to it all than the CPU/Mobo. From my
personal end, the PC thing is a hobby. For what I do, the Celeron 300A
@ 450 mHz through the current P4 3.0E (prescott) have been the better
choices. For most of the family I've built systems for, AMD has been
great and reliable. And cheaper. For some that do really heavy
graphics, I chose P4 and rambus at a time when there wasn't any PC3200
dual channel. So just a couple years later now, different things make
The world of PC's is always in a state of flux. It's interesting and