I'm currently looking into buying an AMD processor and i want it to be equivalent to a P4 Intel 3.2GHz-3.4Ghz. What AMD Athlon 64 processor would be equivalent ? Price doesn't matter... preferably a Socket 939 + 1MB L2 CPU
Why not? The Athlon 64s are better performers than equivalent P4s in 32-bit gaming applications. Put simply, a 3000+ will beat a 3Ghz P4 and a 3200+ will beat a 3.2Ghz P4 (and in some cases, the 3000+ will even beat the 3.2Ghz P4). If you do buy one of the 3000/3200+ 939 models, ensure that the motherboard you choose supports them out of the box.