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May 16, 2007 8:30:33 PM

Anyone privy to info on amd changing their naming scheme, i actually hate the pr ratings thing, I like intels way better, anyway i saw this ealier today, thats why im asking.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20070515235540...

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May 16, 2007 9:31:05 PM

i'm not understanding your thread mate.
May 16, 2007 10:57:59 PM

well, the x2's coming out in may will be called x2 be2300 and 2400, they seem to be using model numbers(good) instead of pr ratings(bad). I think it a great idea, the atrticle im referencing is in my first post. Sorry about the miscommunication,hope im a little clearer.
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May 16, 2007 11:09:10 PM

AMD dropped PR ratings a long, long time ago.
May 16, 2007 11:56:54 PM

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AMD dropped PR ratings a long, long time ago.

yeah, during the athlon 64 , they were compared to a thunderbird core if I remember correctly...
May 17, 2007 12:05:04 AM

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AMD dropped PR ratings a long, long time ago.
Then why do whe have x2 3600, x2 4200, athlon 3800, etc, instead of model numbers like opteron 175, 280, etc, am i missing somethinge here?
May 17, 2007 1:02:45 AM

3600, 4200, 3800 etc ARE model numbers. They do not imply clock speeds whatsoever.
May 17, 2007 1:33:39 AM

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3600, 4200, 3800 etc ARE model numbers. They do not imply clock speeds whatsoever.


Actually, the current number scheme is a now rather forgotten performance rating. The higher the number, the higher the performance, though, for either clock speed or L2 cache difference reasons.
May 17, 2007 2:13:58 AM

Ok, thanks for clearing that up, even an old geek can learn something new.
May 17, 2007 11:48:57 AM

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3600, 4200, 3800 etc ARE model numbers. They do not imply clock speeds whatsoever.


Actually, the current number scheme is a now rather forgotten performance rating. The higher the number, the higher the performance, though, for either clock speed or L2 cache difference reasons.

Is that not true of Intel's naming scheme?
May 17, 2007 2:32:05 PM

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Anyone privy to info on amd changing their naming scheme, i actually hate the pr ratings thing, I like intels way better, anyway i saw this ealier today, thats why im asking.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20070515235540...

To tel the truth, I like performance rating more, because, even if somehow arbitrary, it still gives you a straightforward, linearly changing figure that gives you a very good idea of what that CPU will perform like.
ESPECIALLY for the casual/inexperienced buyer, the model number scheme can be confusing; 6350 or 6400; the 50 behind the 63 is for 4ML2 but you ned a manual for this!... If the E6300 and E4300 differ so much by their number, how the heck is one to figure out that they differ only 3-5% in real life performance?! Not to mention how far is the Pentium 2000 series.
Model numbering is pretty nice for experts, informed sales people, company insiders etc but it turns into a nightmare if you look at it from the common customer's side; You get a very clear idea of how much better a X2 6000+ is compared to a X2 5200+ but what about comparing an E4400 to an E6400; will the E6400 perform 30% better as the firs numbers show, oh wait, what are these numbers for :roll:
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