Pros Fast, Good Multitasking, less heat than P4 EE
Cons Price, Not as good as FX-60 which is hardly a crime
Summary Ofcourse its not the fastest processor out there...Its the 2nd fastest (O MY GODD!!!)...This processor will be beaten by the FX60 but its still an awesome way to multi task. I like the Intels...Not a fan per se, but I have always SEEN them to be a little more zippy. I like that...A couple of millisecs of encoding time means nothing to me...Its the overall experience...SO what if you've got the 2nd fastest processor on the market...Its better than the 4800+ (for what do) so I will prefer it...
Pros One of the fastest prossesours in the world, it kills teh 3800+ from AMD, fights with the 4800+ and is just below the FX60. This version uses less power then the older EE, and it is faster.
Cons Still uses a lot of heat, FSB for controling and sharing memory hurts benchmark scores.
Summary This is a great improvment over the old EE. At the cost it is still a littited option for most people.
With ample RAM and video card it can play every game that even the new duel FX60 can play. It will have 5-10 FPS less, but you will be able to run virus-scan and burn a DVD while playing, AMD cannot do anything in adition to the game. This is also better for photoshop, MS office, video editing, rendering, and server operations. Do not buy AMD for its limmitedly better benchmark scores, REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS ARE BETTER ON THE 955 EE!
Note: This product deserves a much better score, but many AMD fans give it a 2 or 3 without ever having used a computer with it.
"Intel stinks"on by metalica77
Pros the box is nice
Cons It is an intel
Summary Intel has really been bad from the begining of time. Only Last night at 2:00 A.M i was into my 4th our of BF2 and my temp sensor started beaping that my cpu intel P4 3.0 HT was at 130 degrees it overheats very fast. If anyone reads Maximum pc or any other tech magazine all signs show that AMB is much better than INTel. My chip is alot less powerful than this and if my heats up like that intel good look in 2006 cause ur goin to need it .