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P4 up to 1.7ghz no better than P3 1Ghz?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by angrynote, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. angrynote

    angrynote Guest

    I subscribe to a magazine in the Uk called Sound on Sound and they have various advertisers, one of which is a company, similar to Carillon Audio Systems who make custom built pcs for audio.

    In their ad, Millenium claim the following:

    "It is a fact that a PIII 1Ghz is FASTER for most music applications than a P4 1.5Ghz - you will only see the benefit of a P4 when you choose a 1.7Ghz or higher."

    Wow - that's one hell of a statement, perhaps it is old news to everyone here but it has shocked the hell out of me.

    Can we discuss this as I'm starting to go nuts about the P4 debate since my Asus P4T-E post suggested problems with the Intel 850 boards.

    Help - I just want to make music!

    BTW I would highly recommend the Sound On Sound magazinw which I believe has just gone International. Great reviews of great gear - they seem to review all the best of the new hardware/software releases and have a no-nonsense approach to reviewing it.

    There are also some very handy tips re: tweaking Windows XP for anyone who is interested.

    Any suggestions re: the P4s because otherwise I might just get me a P3 with the TUSLC board from Asus.

  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    What they are actually referring to is that most software manufacturers havent written their code to suppliment the new way that the P4's feed their instructions or some whoozemabobit, voltagealimiter quadruple bypassing symmetry.... :p
    Most software in fact has been optimized to handle the new P4 so it's quite the different story nowadays.
  3. Yup, ive heard of sound on sound - not had chance to read it yet, im a reg. of Future Music though
  4. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    From what articles I've read so far at Sound On Sound, I personally give them a lot of credibility. They are so on the money with their critiques ; IMHO, there's some real talent there.

    What Opus said is true though, ( the advertisement addresses the 'then' current applicability of the argument).

    And the Northwood core will start to pull away from the pack as Mghz scales up. The PIII is at the end of its design limits.

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