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Old 09-02-2004, 09:28 AM   #1
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AMD 64 3000+ vs. Dual Barton Mobile 2500+?


I'm building a system for audio/video work in Linux. My two options for roughly the same price are identical systems with the difference of the processors.

AMD 64 3000+ w. nforce3 chipset
Dual AMD XP M 2500+ (probably with GA-7DPXDW-P mobo)

Does anyone here have any first-hand experience comparing them? Your help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-02-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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I would get AMD Athlon 64 because it is a lot faster in multimedia applications. Though I would go for the 3400+ with VIA K8T800 Pro chipset. If you are going to capture from multiple video capture cards, the dual processor will work better.
 
  


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