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Thread: AMD vs. Intel

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    Could someone please explain (or point me to a site that does) the differences, pros and cons of a 64 bit AMD Athlon processor and an Intel Pentium 4 one.

    I remember reading once somewhere that you have to take 400MHz off an Athlon to get the Pentium speed? Is this right, or bullshit?

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    My AMD Athlon 3000+ is clocked at 2.09GHz so I don't think the 400MHz rule is entirely accurate.

    However, the AMD's are supposed to be relative to their Intel counterparts.

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    My AMD 3000 Barton core clocks at 2.158 gig and it bechmarks as good as a Pentium 3 gig, better in some areas, not far behind in others.

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    Alot of users at overclocking.com state that amd is better because the amd athlon 2800+ 1.8 GHZ processor is just as good as a pentium 4 3.0 GHZ processor , and plus amd is cheaper when compared to intel.
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    AMD processors do more work with lower frequencies.
    AMD 32bit processors cost lkess than their pentium equivelents.
    AMD 64bit's can do 64bit applications.

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    AMD is about performance and Intel is about speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCT
    AMD is about performance and Intel is about speed
    Not anymore.
    Intel painted itself into the proverbial corner and is going to have to reverse it's longstanding "Faster is Better" approach to chipmaking.
    They cannot continue to release little furnaces on the unsuspecting public.

    It should be amusing to see their new approach to advertising.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    Not anymore.
    Intel painted itself into the proverbial corner and is going to have to reverse it's longstanding "Faster is Better" approach to chipmaking.
    They cannot continue to release little furnaces on the unsuspecting public.

    It should be amusing to see their new approach to advertising.....
    I wouldn't call that not anymore, more like not for long, or atleast as far as Intel wants

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    The AMD Athlon FX-55 is the fastest CPU there is, so I wouldnt say Intel is all about speed. The AMDs are a lot better value for your money.
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    as far as i've seen amd has been the gaming cpu. intel was the application cpu. now, the amd 64/fx series chip is pretty much dominate in both for a cheaper price.
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