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Old 01-27-2006, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm new here and i'm planing to build a PC for my first ime sometime soon. Hoping for some advice.

First of all i have choosen to go for a AMD processor. And i have my mind set on a the 939 socket.

Looking at the prices they seem high and slow when i read the speed in Ghz. For example the AMD 64bit socket 939 @ 2.40 Ghz would cost me about £200 where as the AMD Sempron 3400+ 64 Bit 2.0Ghz Skt 754 would cost me just £80. And then a pentium 3Ghz would cost about £215.

I wondered if anybody would be willing to help me on why paying more money for a slower frequency is worth it? Will a AMD dual core 2Ghz operate better than a 3Ghz (or there abouts) Pentuim? - Or shed some light on the real world difference between the different sockets and why the same clocks might operate differently.

Any help would be great, or a link to another page. I've been looking around but can't find comparasions.
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Yes, you cannot compare clock speeds on completely different architectures. A 1.8ghz Athlon 64 3000+ will run in the same neighborhood as a 3ghz P4 with Hyper Threading. When comparing AMD chips to the Pentium counterparts, use the OTHER numbers. 3000+, 3200+, 3500+, 3700+... ect

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3700=3.7Ghz for example
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Thankyou very much for your replys. they have been most helpful
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Thats what I love about this forum....so much good replys with straight awnsers....tech forums pwn...
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