"which is better" was the question. in my experience as a daw user and builder, i have first hand knowledge of several hardware combinations that work better than others when it comes to a/v computing. not the load of a game rig but a/v stresses a cpu just as much if not the same. i have yet to come across a benchmark or benchmarker that addresses professional a/v requirements so all i can offer is the results of real-time comparisons and shootouts. for professional a/v, a pair of p3/1000s makes the old & new competition look like toys. perhaps thats why some gamers are obsessed with them. so in the end, that board for sale has alot to do with this. btw: q3 runs flawlessly on the vp6 with radeon ve, a pair of p3/600 up to 1000 and 512mb sdram.