Originally posted by lazer_viking
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.
Its right but he may not understand i'll try to make it easier for him.
Intel does have shorter clock speeds so it does less per clock cycle.
Amd has a longer clock cycle which allows it to do a few things per clock cycle
Its like this:
intel 2.8 ghz, AMD 64 2800+
Truck A = intel, Truck B = AMD
There both taking loads of fill dirt to places which are the same distance. However Truck A can only carry 10lbs at a time but he travels at 100MPH. Truck B can carry 100lbs but it can only travel at 10mhp. They both end up getting done at the same time.
Hope you understand it better if u didn't understand it. That thing about hte trucks is how i learned and i think its hte best way to show which one is going