bit confused again - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-28-2004, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 169
Default bit confused again

ok so the amd athlon 64 fx-55 is the fastest current chip. But it runs atv 2.4ghz. now the pentium 4 extreme edition runs at 3.46ghz!!! and what about the pentium 4 3.8 ghz? doesnt more GHZ mean more power? can someone please explain it to me

devil_warrior is offline  
Old 12-28-2004, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 373

The AMD archatecture is different than Intel. Think of it like this :

Intel's chips are faster but the data has futher the travel in the processor
Amd's chips are a little slower but has a lot less distance the travel in the porcessor

So overall the AMD can process data quicker than the Intel chips.

AMD 3800+ X2
Zalman CNPS7000B CPU Heatsink/Fan
ASUS A8N Premium
2 GB G. Skill DDR 400 (2 X 1 GB)
1 GB Ultra DDR 400 (2 X 512 GB)
eVGA 7800GT 256MB
120 GB seagate HD (7200RPM)
80 GB Seagate HD (7200RPM)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platium ZS Sound Card
Logitec z5300 5.1 THX certified speaker
Medusa 5.1 Headphones
ATI TV turner card
DVD Drive
CD Burner Drive
Razer Copperhead Gaming mouse
Nikkon is offline  
Old 12-29-2004, 06:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
TheMajor's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Old 12-30-2004, 11:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 862
Send a message via AIM to Megadeth2 Send a message via Yahoo to Megadeth2

The FX-55 is equal to the P4 570J. The P4EE is $250 more and it gets beaten by the 570J. AMD and Intel are going to be tied again once E0 stepping replaces all the D0 stepping processors. Talk to Nubius and he will explain how GHz/MHz is not the main focus of companies and is not an accurate measure of performance. That is why Intel held off on the 4 GHz P4 580J. They wanted to discourage the consumers from thinking that MHz/GHz is the only thing that counts.
Megadeth2 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.