Originally Posted by j4ever
go with the 4750. it has a beautiful 17inch widescreen and the amd64 is blazingly better than any p4. also you will be able to use XP64 on it when it comes out in Jan/Feb which is reviewed to perform up to 70% faster than XP32.
Windows xp64 is a good reason to buy AMD64... if thats important to you by all means grab up the 4750 it is a good machine and you really can't go wrong with either ...to a point.
You are correct on the 5690 being raw power which in turn equals an excellant gaming machine.. but is the 4750 better at gaming then the 5690? I really don't think it is.. why everyone is on the amd64 bandwagon..and this is great.. the current chasis of the 4750 in many aspects hurt the machine..which in turn doesn't let you take full advantage of all that power when it comes to gaming... But who cares..you can proudly say you have AMD64
Really though, its up to you..both machines are fast..Before I sent my 5690 back (decided to wait for PCIE) it chewed everything I through at it..Far cry all at high settings... But that 17''s screen would have truly been nice..not that there is anything wrong with the 15'' I just wanted something a tad bigger.. You need to just decide which of all these elements are more important to you.. and make your decission from there.. IF you can wait.. i'd say go for PCIE...should be out in the next 4-8 weeks..