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AMD's numbers equal to Intels GHZs?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Frazal666, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Frazal666

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    hey everyone,

    i heard that a pentuim 4 3.2ghz is equal to a athlon 3200+. If this is true, why is the price equivilent p4 3.2ghz to athlon 3700+? Because of all the heat and electricity issues that p4's have, i wouldve thought that they would try to be cheaper to appeal to people? Not to metion that Athlons are better overall (or at least from what I have judged).

    Has anyone here used www.Pcspecialist.co.uk before?
     
  2. shaithis

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    The numbers mean diddly squat these days.

    3.2GHz P4, AthlonXP 3200+, Athlon64 3200+......all 3 perform quite differently and the differences differ from app to app.

    Intel keep prices high as business will still buy them.

    Never used that site before.
     
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    Agreed Shaithis. Its getting harder to compare.

    In real world computing I find an AMD Barton 2500 feels just as fast as a Pentium4 2.8Ghz (I have both and use them regularly). Cost however between them was (only because the Barton 200 is now unavailable) - Barton was £60, P4 2.8 was £105).
     
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    You can't really do a direct comparison between CPU's (Intel vs AMD), as they both use different motherboard chipsets, use memory in different ways, draw different amounts of power, etc etc
     

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