Originally posted by GoldRush65
How does the speed compare when the Amd Athlon3500 winchester is 2.2Ghz and most P4 are 3.0 and up for cheaper
that 3000+ will beat a 3.2GHz standard P4 in almost all kinds of testing.
Now talk about a 3200+, it should beat the higher ended P4's as well (not EE editions) Overclocked it smokes any of the stock P4's i believe, even the higher end non-EE ones.
AMD makes there CPU's much more efficient than Intel's, therefore they don't need as many GHz to give you the same performance.
(a cycle roughly adds up to MHz/Ghz)
Intel does more clock cycles to give you a certain rate of performance. (3.0GHz ~ 6 processes a cycle)
AMD can do that work in the same amount of time, but with less clock cycles because it can do more work per cycle than Intel can (2.2GHz ~ 10 processes a cycle)
The AMD is "slower" GHz wise...but performs just as good as the "faster" 3.0 P4. Now...imagine if you got that 2.2GHz AMD to say 2.8Ghz range. It would take something like 4.6GHz P4 to cacth up...see how that works? If you only look at GHz then the AMD seems slower, but there's more than just GHz in a CPU, and you willl find it's awful hard to convince some people of that lol.