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Advantages: Highly overclockable, will eat, chew and spit out anything! PRICE!!!! Disadvantages: its milli seconds slower than the I7! so no disadvantages at all!!!
...x4 when it comes out of the box... ok, so for many times as much you can have Pentiums I7 with more oomph and quicker! but the AMD comes into its own when you decide to overclock the already beastly device! i have read in bench tests it has peaked at 5Ghz! but definitely not recommended! i think 3.5-4Ghz is a safe bet, for standard cooling and pre-set voltages..... but that is still a whopping 14...
Advantages: Fast for its price + possibility of unlocking 4th core Disadvantages: Older version of AMD's CPU fans
...my budget at the time and I was lucky to have listened to him as now that I know more about computers I found out that this processor was amazing for money at the time and probably still a great choice for potential buyers despite newer processors getting released.
There was originally a debate whether I should go with Intel or AMD. I was determined to get a Intel processor but eventually got...
Advantages: Decent performance, cheap, you can tell you're mates "I got one too!" Disadvantages: Not as fast as Pentium 4 rated at same speed, not future proof
...When I go to a few of my mate's home's, I sit down and have a few beers, play a few Playstation 2 games and have a kebab. But then I will always spy their PC sitting in the corner of the room hiding under a desk. I would ask them 'what processor you got in your rig?' and they would reply 'ah you know, AMD Athlon XP'.
AMD Athlon XP processors are cheap and fast. All my mates have them and that...