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Old 29th January, 2004, 07:09 PM
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Remember that AMD and Intel, although compatible at the binary level (they run the same software), have radically different internal architectures. Because of that, you can't make a valid comparison on a clock level basis. AMD tries to do quite a bit more work per clock cycle than Intel does. This means that AMD runs at a lower clock frequency than Intel does, even at the high end of the AMD cpus. Generally speaking, the AMD PR figure (such as 3200+) gives you a fair idea of how the AMD stacks up against a P4 with a clock speed that is equivalent to the AMD PR figure. However, it really depends on what you are trying to do, as AMD will outperform Intel on some tasks, and Intel will outperform AMD on other tasks.
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