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  1. #16
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    at best, a 3.8 celeron is comparable to a 3.2-3.4Ghz P4. at best, which means in "dumb" encoding tasks.

    So, if you were to limit yourself to mpeg encoding then maybe a celeron is ok. but in everything else celerons blow.
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    Quote Originally Posted by perdomot
    BTW, the $200 rig you mention is SKT 754 and I was looking at SKT 939. That's around $300.
    Why not socket 754?
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    I want the extra bandwidth the dual channel provides and the the A64 can use. The 939 seems to perform a bit faster too.
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    a "bit" being the key word.
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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    SKT 939 is actually a little cheaper than $300:

    ASRock K8 Combo-Z $74.50
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ skt939 OEM $152

    total without a heatsink/fan and without shipping: $226.50

    I agree on the Celeron D, it's a very good processor for the price. For under $80 most of the 320's (2.4GHz) can be overclocked to 3.6GHz at stock voltage.

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    Re: Which would be better for encoding video?

    thebluesgnr,
    I got the 330 today and plan on building the rig tomorrow. I know they had to raise the voltage to get to 3.8 in the Xbit article but is it really possible to get to 3.6 at stock? I would be happy with that if it keeps temps low. BTW, how good are those Asrock mobos really?
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