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Old 03-06-2008, 06:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone know a definitive answer to what AMD's naming conventions represent? 2.2G 4200+? plus what? and what relationship do the speed and the xxxx+ have?

figured this might answer my question, and possibly help somebody that's currently shopping should they stumble upon it.
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The naming scheme is a play off of Intel's GHz ratings of the P4s. For instance, the 4200+ is equal to or better than a 4.2GHz Pentium 4.

3200+ >= 3.2GHz
3600+ >= 3.6GHz
6000+ >= 6.0GHz

The advent of the Core2Duo's sort of messed all of that up, though.
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The advent of the Core 2 Duo's sort of messed all of that up, though.
Or the introduction to multi-core processors, rather.
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the phenom is a 9600, 2.4 + 2.4 + 2.4 + 2.4 = 96 (9600), so it would be the equal to a q6600, which it isn't
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the phenom is a 9600, 2.4 + 2.4 + 2.4 + 2.4 = 96 (9600), so it would be the equal to a q6600, which it isn't
Incomparable since Intel in basis copied AMDs methods by optimising clock cycles rather then making inefficient high GHZ cpu's, therefore Intels modern cpus are not based on their original pentium design so do not compare and the naming system by AMD has continued beinga comparison with P4 processors.

An interesting titbit is that If you get a P3 and overclock to the same speed as a P4 the P3 is faster in most tasks
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p4 = phail.
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Incomparable since Intel in basis copied AMDs methods by optimising clock cycles rather then making inefficient high GHZ cpu's, therefore Intels modern cpus are not based on their original pentium design so do not compare and the naming system by AMD has continued beinga comparison with P4 processors.

An interesting titbit is that If you get a P3 and overclock to the same speed as a P4 the P3 is faster in most tasks
i was just giving him an example of the naming process.
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I am curious about that also.
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Or the introduction to multi-core processors, rather.
qft!

the single core athlon series 3000 3200 3500 3700 and 4000 went by p-rating and were equavalent to 3.0, 3.2. 3.5 3.7 and 4.0 pentiums

but once the dual cores came in the whole naming scheme got ruined

because 3800x2's did not have 3800 p-ratings
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The naming scheme is a play off of Intel's GHz ratings of the P4s. For instance, the 4200+ is equal to or better than a 4.2GHz Pentium 4.

3200+ >= 3.2GHz
3600+ >= 3.6GHz
6000+ >= 6.0GHz
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I don't agree with what you said

I'm pretty sure than Pentium D overclocked to 6GHz would smoke Athlon64 X2 6000+. You must be kidding

4200+ (single core version) might be equal to P4 4.2Ghz, but remember that the dual core version of 4200+ have lower clock speed than the single core

4200+ (dual core version) is like two 3700+ single core. So, in other words 4200+ would be comparable to P4 3.7Ghz (if you compare them 1 core vs 1 core)

Also, the naming scheme is only correct if you are talking about single core Athlon64

Athlon XP 3200+ performs worse than Pentium 4 3.2GHz. P4 3.2 is equivalent to Athlon 64 3200+, not Athlon XP 3200+
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