Anyone have any ideas? My understanding, both are similar in Ghz (AMD slightly faster) but Intel does have an extra 1MB of level 2 cache on the motherboard BUT AMD has an extra 32k (x2) directly on the CPU.
Would this extra level 1 cache (only 32k x2) make the AMD perfom better or worse than the Intel with an extra 1MB level 2 cache?
The AMD has 64 bits support. That may come in handy if you are thinking of installing a 64 bits OS.
In general the Athlons compared more than fine with the P4 even though they were clocked lower; less cycles per instruction. I recommend to consult the following web sites for reviews:
Thanks for the offer :). Actually, I work with (build) computers myself. I haven’t purchased a computer in ages (pre 2000). I tend to acquire old’ish equipment now and then install Linux on them. Currently, I’m using the AMD as my main computer but was thinking of replacing with the intel. Either way, the other computer will be used as a media centre (connected to TV) in living room.