Hi guys, I'm quite a newbbie in this forum, but I've read the Intel or AMD guide written by dee-ehn, which was very usefull.
I have to build my machine for working basically with graphic editing programs (Adobe Photoshop) and Iâ€™ found around there (aund in the guide) that Photoshop is one of the few software packages already working with SSE2. This, of course, is an Intel advantage and also the HT of the latest Pentiums, cause PS works great on Multi Processors (or "looks like") systems, and, like is also expressed in the guide, Intel is the best choice for graphics programs from the "performance point of view".
The "little" problem is the Price issue. I'm very budget limited so, I can't but a P4 3.06 G or more, so the HT is not an advantage for me any more.
And, in my country, you can get an XP 2500PR Barton core for U$S 140 (Yes, expensive, I know) but a P4 2.4GHZ FSB 533 is U$S 246!!! (almost 100 bucks more).
What I'd like to know, if any of you can help me, is if the performance difference between the above mentioned processors (or, basically XP vs. P4 with SSE2) really worth the money.
Thanks in advance