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Old 04-09-2007, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am buying a PC for my dad from Dell. When I bought from Dell Intel was the processor on their systems.

Now AMD seems to be what they're offering.

How does one compare the two speeds?
Does the AMD Athlon 64 3200+ mean the same as Intels 3.2 Ghz processor?

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I think that the AMD 3200+ is comparable to the intel D 3.2GHz I could be wrong but I think I remeber reading that somewhere. Also Dell probably has AMD because they are so cheap now
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Default Re: Intel vs. AMD

1. build yourself much cheaper and much better quality parts the pc in my sig cost me just under £1,600 a near exact same spec computer + extras from dell would of cost £3,200 at the time built it.

2. Intel and Amd are hard to compare depends on the actual processor not the ghz label check here for actual performance comparisons: Tom's Hardware Guide Processors: CPU Charts

3. what type of core??? AMD is better single core, Intel's core2duo are best with double and Intel is the only company offering quad core but the AMD ones are suppose to be much more powerful.
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I believe the P4 at 3.2ghz would be faster

The X2 3200 is comparable to a 3.0ghz I believe
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1. build yourself much cheaper and much better quality parts the pc in my sig cost me just under £1,600 a near exact same spec

I can build your computer on newegg for 1600 USD....
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your american you get better deals then UK and I did build my system a month ago with some parts purchased before Christmas
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