amd or p4 processor?

trollmaster69

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Can anyone tell me which processor is faster?

number one:

Processor Type: AMD Athlon 64 2.2GHz

number two:

Processor Type: Intel Pentium D 930 Dual Core 3.0GHz


I would also like to know which processor (amd) or (intel) is better and why the amd's 2.2GHz is even comparable to the intel's 3.0GHz when the GHz is less?
 

lhuser

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The Athlon 64 is owned due to the fact that the Pentim D is dualcore.

The reason they compare it to a single core is that, let's take for example:

AMD Atlhon 64 3500+
vs
Pentium 4 Prescott 3.00GHZ

The 3500+ will show 2.4 (Not quite sure of the stock speed) but the effective speed will equal to a generic 3.5GHZ CPU

a 3.00GHZ CPU from intel will have the effective speed of 3.0 or 3.2. 3.2 as for Hyper Threading.
 

Bob94571

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The reason AMD is equivelent (or faster) than a higher clocked intel is because of the FSB. An intel P4 has an FSB of 800Mhz where as an AMD athlon 64 has a 1000Mhz... FSB is basically the speed at which a proc communicates with the rest of the components (i.e. Ram, motherboard, and GPU)

also AMDs use a different architecture than an intels... the FSB (sometimes called HTT on AMDs) is a little more efficient on top of the higher speed
 

ownage

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Bob94571 said:
The reason AMD is equivelent (or faster) than a higher clocked intel is because of the FSB. An intel P4 has an FSB of 800Mhz where as an AMD athlon 64 has a 1000Mhz... FSB is basically the speed at which a proc communicates with the rest of the components (i.e. Ram, motherboard, and GPU)

also AMDs use a different architecture than an intels... the FSB (sometimes called HTT on AMDs) is a little more efficient on top of the higher speed
AMD doesnt have a FSB, they use Hypertransport instead. It gives a theoretical amount of bandwidth, it is similar to FSB, but different in many ways.
 
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