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Old 03-03-2006, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I have a question I have heard that an AMD cpu is better than an intel, but when I look at the CPU's I don't know what to get, (because I am used to intel) and when I looked on tigerdirect.com (my preffered site) I saw a AMD cpu 939 single-core 2.0 ghz for $200. Is'nt anything below 3.0 ghz crap. I am building this computer mainly for games. I just don't get AMD is it supposed to be good?
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AMD chips run "slower" than some of the P4's, but they are more efficient per clock cycle. For example, an AMD 64 3700+ @ 2.2GHz will perform roughly the same as a 3.7GHz P4 (but it actually is better). The number after the AMD 64 tells you the pentium equivalent of it. ie: 3700 AMD=3.7Ghz P4, etc.
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very cold vybuni
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Its just annoying how many people ask these kind of questions when a quick google search or search of these forums will give you an answer. (no offense)
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well you don't HAVE to reply. just let someoen else answer the thread.

but after your edit, doesn't sound so cold anymore, hehe. (and is helpful to the guy)
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thx for the help ill do a quik google search lol
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