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Re: Which computer to buy ?

Lars Knudsen wrote:
> hzi@uol.com.br wrote:
> >
> > Hello, Antonio!
> >
> >         IMHO, you should buy Intel, since AMD chips don't do floating
> > point operations adequately (these are important in graphics), unless you
> This was true years ago but is certainly not true anymore.
> The AMD Duron and Thunderbird chips are at least as good as
> a PIII and very much better than the P4. The P4 is only
> worthwhile if you have applications that are specifically
> optimized for it and as far as I know no such applications
> exists for Linux.

A recent article in The COmputer Paper (you could find it in
www.canadacomputes.com. I think) found the Athlon 1.2 whipped the P4 in
virtually every test category.  And it's less than half the price,
especially when you add memory into the equation.

Cam Ellison Ph.D. R.Psych.
>From Roberts Creek on B.C.'s incomparable Sunshine Coast

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