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Old 03-25-2006, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Athlon 64 3700- what is equivalent in Intel?

I've always used Intel CPUs in the past, but now I want to switch to AMD because I've heard they're better for gaming. Problem is, AMD chips are faster at a given clock speed than Intel processors, and I don't have any idea how to compare them. If an Athlon 64 3700 San Diego runs at 2.2 Ghz, what would its Intel competiror be? Would it be faster than a 3.2 GHz P4 Prescott?

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AMD Athlon 64 3700+ = Intel P4 @ 3.7 GHz.

It would preform "better" then a 3.2 GHz Pentium 4, most noticable in games.

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Old 03-25-2006, 01:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh yeah, your Athlon 64 3700+ would kill the Pentium 3.2 Ghz, especially in games.
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plus it's much less expensive than its Intel equivalent.
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The 3700 seems like a good deal, thanks for the help!
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Originally posted by ibanez737
The 3700 seems like a good deal, thanks for the help!
Yeah its awesome. You could also look into the Opteron 146 and 148 if your into overclocking.
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i was just reading a thread like this and it mentioned that processors have pipes (stages a process has to go through before its complete) and amd have somthing like 12 and intel have 20+ (something like that) and even though amd 3700+ would be equivilent to a intel 3.7 if they had the same amount of pipes the amd is acutally faster. that is why intel needs more speed so it will travel through the pipes faster seeing as it has more that amd. its hard to refraise other peoples stuff lol i wish i could find the link, thanks to whoever wrote the original post btw.

basically a 500km stretch travelling at 100km/r would be intel while as amd would be 250km stretch travelling at 50km/h (get it kinda? )
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i think intel has a 30 stage pipeline. this is why i would like a mod to sticky my thread if its possible
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So my 3700+ isn't as bad as I thought it was then?
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How could you think your 3700+ is bad? I have one and its great!

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