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Old 09-09-2006, 03:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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AMD chips have slower clocks, but they execute more instructions per clock. I'm not REAL clear on all the technicalities behind it, but I know that a 2.8 GHz AMD processor blows a 2.8 GHz Intel processor right out of the water.
Think of it this way: (and sorry if my information is bad, this is just an off-scale example) say you're opening a web page, opening your email, and opening a game of 3D pinball. With an Intel processor, it would have to do each of these tasks individually, but an AMD processor with the same speed could do all three tasks at once. Thats why AMD is better, even at lower clocks.
Actually, if that confused you, then disregard it totally. I think I even confused myself........ *????* Wait till' one of the smart people comes along and confirms it.
[CPU: e6600 @ 3300 MHz] // [MB: ASUS P5N-E SLi] // [RAM: Patriot 'eased latency' PC2-6400 @ DDR800 5-4-4-12-2T] // [GPU: 8800GTX @ 650/1000/1600 (volt modded)] // [HDD: 2x Cavier 500GiB stripe] // [Chassis: Thermaltake Armor VA8000 (black)] // [PSU: Aspire(Apevia) 680w] // [OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64][Cooling: water cooled GPU and CPU]
^ (9/7/2010): Ha, I remember when that was the stuff. My water cooling has since leaked and fried my mobo. So now I'm rocking an MSI laptop with an i5 430m :)
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