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    Which would be better for encoding video?

    I'm wondering if an OC'd Celeron D going at 3.8Ghz would be better than an A64 rig OC'd to 2.5Ghz when it comes to video encoding. Seems like that Intel always has a big advantage in this area while AMD owns the gaming arena. I'm not into gaming so I'm wondering if getting an Intel rig would be a good choice considering it would be less than $200 compared to $300 for the A64 rig. Any advice?
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    Yes if all you are going to do is video encoding, you are better off with the Pentium plus its cheaper

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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    I doubt a Celeron would be better then an AMD64.
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    actually the p4 and a64 are very very close in most encoding tasks. yer talking very close margins.

    it's not like a year ago when the P4 just trounced the XP. I think a 2.5Ghz A64 would be faster myself.
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    Here's some encoding benchies. They are close like Steven975 said. I would go with bang for the buck.
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    Looks like the Cel D is gonna be it for the vid encoding rig. At around $200, its hard to beat it in this field from what I see. Thanks for the feedback.
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    celerons are not good at much^^..its all perference..have fun with the cely!@#%$
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    Yup, no benchies from a Celeron there
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    video encoding is a "dumb" task meaning it is repetitive. sheer clock speed helps most.

    when you encode more complex formats though, cache starts to matter.
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    Well, since aside from web surfing the main thing I use my PC for is encoding video, it would seem like a good thing for a second rig to use an OC'd Cel D. If the Cel D didn't OC to around 3.8Ghz and do so well at the benchies in the Xbit Labs review, I'd never consider it. Been an AMD man since day one and don't plan to change it but I can't see upgrading to the A64 since I'm not a gamer. Unless someone can point to something besides gaming that I would be missing out on, I can't see spending the extra $100 on the A64.
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    you can get an A64 cpu & mobo for $200 but looking at the Xbit labs review the Cel D does look OK if it overclocks that well.
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    I pulled up the Celeron D article on Anand.
    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2093&p=7
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    Celeron Ds are alot better than the older celerons, but they still suck.

    A celeron is seriously crippled compaire to a real P4, it will not be as good at encoding as an Athlon 64. It won't even be close.

    Get a REAL P4 or an A64.

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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    Quote Originally Posted by oralpain
    Celeron Ds are alot better than the older celerons.
    Considering that a XP 2600 scores better in that Divx benchmark than a 335 I would agree. A A64 2800 is $127 on Newegg and a Epox EP-8KDA3J costs $70. The Epox is a NF3 board so you'll be able to OC the 2800.
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    Mena,
    Here is the article showing the Cel D OCing to 3.8 GHZ.
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...eron-d_13.html

    BTW, the $200 rig you mention is SKT 754 and I was looking at SKT 939. That's around $300.

    oralpain,
    Check out the link above and tell me the Cel D sucks.
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