What does the 2800+ or 3700+ mean?

krystiantoms

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When looking for new pc's on the web and in stores i keep seeing 2800+ or 3700+ usually with the AMD ones? but it doesn't say its mhz or ghz unless i put it into a pc.. so how can i tell by these numbers how powerful the cpu is? and what does those numbers mean cuz its not mhz?
 

Jenox

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Those numbers just mark what series it is. 2xxx is typically Sempron CPUs, 3xxx generally is Athlon 64 and 64 X2 CPUs, 4xxx and 5xxx series processors are your mid-range and high-end 64 X2 CPUs.
 

Jenox

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Yeah true, but he's asking what "3800+" means. Like he wanted to know if 3800+ meant a 3.8GHz+ CPU. But it's just a series number is all.
 
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actually back in the day Intel was out doing AMD because Intel's CPUs had higher mhz\ghz so amd added that 4 digit number to represent the intel counterpart for ex:an athlon 64 3800+ is suppose to be equal to 3.8ghz in intel land....or thats wat it was supposed to mean now they really exagerate them by 1000-2000(not always) but it gives you a good idea what intel it compares to WITH OVERCLOCK w\o overclock its exagerated. if you get what i mean
 

darksideleader

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though lets say a game needed 1.8ghz as the requirement, a 1800+ should be able to do the trick, not nicely but still can run it
 

freestyler105

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Yeah, I thought the number is supposed to be the Intel Pentium 4 equivalent. So to answer your question, I think so.

There is a separate clock speed for Athlons that should be 2.0 GHz, etc.
 

LambOfGod

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The Dark Cheese said:
though lets say a game needed 1.8ghz as the requirement, a 1800+ should be able to do the trick, not nicely but still can run it
Yep thats a good way too look at it. :D
 
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