Originally Posted by Ouchemoma
So then you agree that the statment made about the xps running circles.... is false? cause it obviously does not... So why are you buying such a powerful comp to go to shool and starbucks with...
ITS A GAMING COMPUTER not a STARBUCKS COMPUTER. You want the most powerful computer... not the semi-most powerful computer
But the PM inherits the same FPU (float) and BPU (branch prediction) from the earlier P6 architecture (used in Pentium-III), and hence will not do nearly as well in scientific apps and gaming as a comparable A64, provided the GPU is the same; nor will it come even close to a P4 with HT on encoding, editing and such. The PM is very good at certain areas, but won't even do as well as similarly clocked A64 in certain applications ( such as an A64 3200+ VS PM 770).
I guess it all depends on what kind of applications you run the most. Read lots of reviews, but don't take any review from sites such as GamePC or TomsHardware seriously, which are in the back pocket of intel, and usually come out with reviews full of bull sh*t.