yeah or you could do like I said and pay $89 for the 35w 2400+ XP-M and overclock it to 3200+ speeds and beyond.....well then you're paying HALF as much as that 2.8c intel chip and getting same speeds.....
or hell even get the OEM 2500+ XP Barton core for $79 chip and overclock THAT to 3200+ speeds and beyond.
or if you want your warrenty spend $92 and get the retail of 2500+ and OC it
MY main point is...is that Gigahertz is no longer a method of validating the 'greatness' of a chip...hence why Intel charges so damn much and has to exclaim like OOOH LOOK WE GOT 3.4GHz! Its more of a marketing ploy.....it used to be that gigahertz determined how fast your system was, but now its one part of many.....like I said in my first damn post.....35w 2400+ XP-M or 2500+ XP....not only are you gonna pay half as much but you'll get speeds damn near 2.8GHz, plus like I said AMD can do more per instruction that intel..again hence why they gotta balloon up their ads with 3.4GHZ!!!!!! WOWWWWW!!!!!
EDIT: Yeah the 2.8 barely outperforms the 3200+ not to mention its got 600MHz over it......Intel can never compare an AMD together at the same MHz cause AMD would smother Intel and people would be looking at intel like 'oooh well....I thought they were better?' thats the whole point of the XP series is that its roughly the equivelant of a 3.2GHz intel although yeah obviously its not QUITE that, but I would only attribute that to a higher FSB and RAM.