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Ok, so I am familiar mostly with Intel pentium processors, the more "ghz" it has for me the faster it is. I have a 3.4 ghz processor w/hyper threading, but all that means to me is that its faster than a 3.2 or 2.8 etc.

 

How do I compare the Intel pentium processors (3.4ghz) to an AMD with 2.0 ghz if its supposed to be a faster motherboard?

 

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well, "on paper," the easiest way to compare your 3.4 P4 is to say that it is similar to a 3400+ AMD64. Same goes for all of the other processors in the AMD system. AMD64 3200+ = 3.2Ghz P4. 3800+ = 3.8Ghz P4, and so on. This is the easiest way to look at it, though we all know that in most practical purposes, an AMD64 3200+ will outperform a 3.2Ghz P4, save for say video encoding and all the other crap that people after me are going to mention :lol:

 

It's really impossible to look at the sheer clockspeed of an AMD64 and compare it to a P4's clockspeed. A skt754 3400+ runs at 2.2Ghz, while a skt939 3500+ and a skt939 3700+ both run at 2.2Ghz also. Obviosuly, a 3700+ will beat the hell out of a skt754 3400+. That's when we get into bandwidth and cache, which is a whole 'nother can of worms. But, for all practical purposes, just look at the processor rating (3200+) and know that it best compares to a 3.2Ghz P4.

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well, "on paper," the easiest way to compare your 3.4 P4 is to say that it is similar to a 3400+ AMD64.  Same goes for all of the other processors in the AMD system.  AMD64 3200+ = 3.2Ghz P4.      3800+ = 3.8Ghz P4, and so on.  This is the easiest way to look at it, though we all know that in most practical purposes, an AMD64 3200+ will outperform a 3.2Ghz P4, save for say video encoding and all the other crap that people after me are going to mention :lol:

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Yep, even though AMD says that's not what the performance rating(2000+/3000+/3200+ etc) relates to, it works out close in overall perofrmance.

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it really isn't at all... any of the socket A's gets stomped on by the A64's...

 

best way to compare processors?

 

benchmarks... various benchmarks...

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Thats why the a64's pr has the + to account for the addition of all the extra instruction sets, onboard memory controller,ect...

 

so a 3200 would have out performed the orginal t-bred at 3.2ghz

 

really the rating system is screwed up but as it is it confuses enough people

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