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November 12, 2005 7:38:17 PM

I want to buy an AMD cpu. I understand they are better for gaming than intel, but why do they all seem to be slower than intel?
I have an intel 1ghz right now, and was hoping to get something in the range of 2.5-30 ghz, but it seems like the AMDs are way more expensive.
I guess I just don't know how to compare the two brands, it's like one is in inches the other in millimeters.
So, can anyone recommend an AMD cpu comparable to and intel 3ghz?
Oh and I'm looking to spend $150-$200.
Any advice is appreciated.

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November 12, 2005 7:49:10 PM

If you want to run more water through a pipe line you can increase the pressure and increase the speed of the water. Or, you could simply add another pipe line.

Pentium decided to use processor speed as a marketing tool since most consumers know “faster is better”. AMD went the other way by adding more pipe lines. An AMD 3000 provides comparable performance to a Pentium at 3.0 GHz even though it runs at a slower speed.
November 12, 2005 8:09:31 PM

I had a feeling it was the way it was being marketed. Thanks.
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November 12, 2005 10:02:09 PM

nah, i think in S754 that was the case with 3000 and below or something, but after that they kinda changed it, you need to read reviews in order to get an idea of what is going on, and not just the conclusions part too, the raw data part is what you need
November 12, 2005 10:26:18 PM

Our very own THG has a very nice interactive CPU chart that benchmarks the most popular CPU models for a variety of common apps, including games. I've found it very useful in planning my next upgrade. One caveat is that the Pentium naming scheme totally sucks.
November 12, 2005 10:40:59 PM

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Our very own THG has a very nice interactive CPU chart that benchmarks the most popular CPU models for a variety of common apps, including games.
November 13, 2005 12:48:04 AM

If you overclock, the 3200 is fine @~ $160. If not, why not go for the 3500? It's $201 @ newegg.
November 13, 2005 4:21:20 AM

Quote:
I want to buy an AMD cpu. I understand they are better for gaming than intel, but why do they all seem to be slower than intel?
I have an intel 1ghz right now, and was hoping to get something in the range of 2.5-30 ghz, but it seems like the AMDs are way more expensive.
I guess I just don't know how to compare the two brands, it's like one is in inches the other in millimeters.
So, can anyone recommend an AMD cpu comparable to and intel 3ghz?
Oh and I'm looking to spend $150-$200.
Any advice is appreciated.


omg, are you serious? you remember that part in police academy when the guy mistakenly goes into a gay bar? well what happens when you go into a bar full of Amd puppies?

Amd is not the fastest anymore (never was)
Amd is not the cheapest anymore
Amd is not the underdog anymore
November 13, 2005 4:34:39 AM

knowing that you are a troll, not really trying to argue, but where exactly are you basing that amd is not the fastest? cause last time i checked, the x2 4800 was the fastest overall chip in existence, but of course no point arguing, intel all the way!!
November 13, 2005 4:46:39 AM

Here we have a newbie calling our dear sweet meltie a troll. The newbs sure are getting smarter.
You are welcome here julius. Glad you could join us.
November 13, 2005 5:38:35 AM

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Amd is not the fastest anymore (never was)
Amd is not the cheapest anymore
Amd is not the underdog anymore


Well you got 1 of the 3 right.(hint, the 3rd)
Thats not too bad i guess



i guess if we are making rediculous statements withou backing them up at all i will join you....

Intel can cure cancer
AMD slept with your mother
Intel likes to get railed in the butt
AMD will give you AIDS
Intel will make your nuts bleed
AMD worships satan
November 13, 2005 5:40:57 AM

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knowing that you are a troll, not really trying to argue, but where exactly are you basing that amd is not the fastest? cause last time i checked, the x2 4800 was the fastest overall chip in existence, but of course no point arguing, intel all the way!!



you are wrong....dont be stupid....the 4800+ X2 is faster then intels dual core ships sometimes. and sometimes not. Also the FX57 is faster for some appiccations...the usless ones like games and stuff....Also there are faster chips "in existence" then the 4800+ in everyway...they just happen to be very exspensive.

Dont make stupid claims to counteract another stupid claim.
Be factual, back it up, and most of all DON'T BE STUPID
November 13, 2005 12:32:35 PM

Quote:
Here we have a newbie calling our dear sweet meltie a troll. The newbs sure are getting smarter.
You are welcome here julius. Glad you could join us.


Yep, for spotting that troll fast, he deserve a special welcome.... He must be smart ...