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Old 05-26-2005, 10:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I believe actually AMD processes smaller instructions faster, and Intel processes bigger instructions a bit slower. That is why AMD handles games which demand quick processes so well and Intel thrives in encoding big long a/v files.

To put it simply, AMD uses shorter pipelines therefore less data is sent fron point A to point B faster, resulting in more efficent clock cycles, whereas Intel uses long pipelines that can carry a lot more data a lot slower so they need the higher clock speed to compensate.

I remember reading a really good explanation somewhere but I can't remember where.

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