I've been considering throwing together a dualie p3 board, LORD, those chips are expensive. You can get a XP2400+ for the same price as a 512k cache 1.26gig p3. Are they all this overpriced, or am I just looking the wrong places?
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its the people bidding that are making them go so high. and its not just one or two auctions.. its ALL of them.Namagomi said:yeah, no kidding. you could make a dual XP board for cheaper. I don't know who they are fooling.
Radelon said:Sad really, but the reason they went to a P4 was because they had the chip maxed out. The P4 is actually a cut down version of the P3, as such that they took out some of the processing power as a sacrifice for speed. Then they use the "mhz myth" to make up for it.
Radelon said:It's like comparing a Willy P4 (256 cache) to a Northwood P4(512 cache), the northwood will win every time.
Radelon said:This is all proven that a P3 head to head with an AthlonXP at the same clock, the P3 would win, whereas a P4 head to head with an AthlonXP at the same clock, the XP wins.
Radelon said:... but it's actually true that a P3 is better than a P4 at the same clock.
... but it's actually true that a P3 is better than a P4 at the same clock.