Originally posted by suicide007
Ok, i know there is something about amd's currently having more power than intels. which clock measurement is that? is it a larger cache or something? please just tell me. (and, please dont tell me about conroes, I KNOW!!) And, does hyper-threading help this difference? Thanx.
Don't confuse Hyper-Threading with Hyper-Transport
Hyper-Threading is Intel's deal
Hyper-Transport is AMD's deal
Hyper-Threading is a technology (barely deserves the name) that makes 1processor core SEEM like two. This is of no benefit, and everyone that I know who has a P4 w/ Hyper-Threading gets better performance with HT turned off.
"HyperTransport (HT), formerly known as Lightning Data Transport (LDT), is a bidirectional serial/parallel high-bandwidth, low-latency computer bus. The HyperTransport Technology Consortium is in charge of promoting and developing HyperTransport technology. The technology is used by AMD and Transmeta in x86 processors, PMC-Sierra, Broadcom, and Raza Microelectronics in MIPS microprocessors, NVIDIA, VIA, SiS, ULi/ALi, AMD, Apple Computer and HP in PC chipsets, HP, Sun Microsystems, IBM, and IWill in servers, Cray, Newisys, and PathScale in high performance computing, and Cisco Systems in routers. Notably missing from this list is semiconductor giant Intel, which continues to use a shared bus architecture." - WikiPedia