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Phenom II > Athlon II errr day son
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post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by lukeibob View Post
My freind thinks his 3.1 Ghz Athlon is better that my 3.6 phenom
You're friend obviously has some self-esteem issues.....

Phenom II is better in most cases due to the fact its newer tech and has L3Cache. Athlon's are still kick-butt though don't get me wrong. If his Athlon was clocked at 3.9, then yes, it would be better than yours but now, no he's nuts. lol
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Clock for clock, a Phenom X4 9950 (I) at 2.6Ghz, just edges an Athlon II X4 620 at 2.6GHz overall.So since the op has 3.6ghz vs his friends 3.1Ghz, his wins, no matter what Athlon the other one is.
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post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
Clock for clock, a Phenom X4 9950 (I) at 2.6Ghz, just edges an Athlon II X4 620 at 2.6GHz overall.So since the op has 3.6ghz vs his friends 3.1Ghz, his wins, no matter what Athlon the other one is.
Those synthetic benchmarks aren't all that accurate quite honestly. An Athlon II, would most definitely be better than a Phenom I, not to mention it could clock a helluva lot higher so then it would really stomp the Phenom I into the dirt.
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Clock for clock, a Phenom X4 9950 (I) at 2.6Ghz, just edges an Athlon II X4 620 at 2.6GHz overall.So since the op has 3.6ghz vs his friends 3.1Ghz, his wins, no matter what Athlon the other one is.
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What about a 2.6Ghz Phenom vs a 3.1 Ghz Athlon
He has an 2.6Ghz Phenom I, if the "Athlon" is an Athlon II X4 then it wins for sure. I'm amazed that so many people tought he had an Phenom II 955 ...
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Those synthetic benchmarks aren't all that accurate quite honestly. An Athlon II, would most definitely be better than a Phenom I, not to mention it could clock a helluva lot higher so then it would really stomp the Phenom I into the dirt.
I've noticed benchmarks tend to have validity to suit the agenda, ask any first gen i7 owner which is better, Phenom II or i7 (old i7) and show them Anantech it will be taken as gospel. I don't disagree with you, but we've nothing else to go on.


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He has an 2.6Ghz Phenom I, if the "Athlon" is an Athlon II X4 then it wins for sure. I'm amazed that so many people tought he had an Phenom II 955 ...
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My freind thinks his 3.1 Ghz Athlon is better that my 3.6 phenom
He has a Phenom 9950 @ 3.6Ghz, it helps if you read the thread before commenting....
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I love these threads where the OP is only around for the first half of the first page. I am really dying to know what generations of athlon/phenom he is talking about.
    
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Fanboy troll much?


^This. Although Phenom II and Athlon II are based on the Athlon 64.
As far as I know, all their chips since the Athlon 64 to date have been K8 based in general with some notable tweaks to the architecture. AMD's Bulldozer will be the first to break that tradition.
    
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post #39 of 42
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As far as I know, all their chips since the Athlon 64 to date have been K8 based in general with some notable tweaks to the architecture. AMD's Bulldozer will be the first to break that tradition.
forgive me for linking wiki but

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_10h#Phenom_Models

also I like your sig, with the winrar quote.
    
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forgive me for linking wiki but

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_10h#Phenom_Models

also I like your sig, with the winrar quote.
Yeah I know they called them different revisions (K10 for example) since then but for the most part the architecture has just been tweaked since K8, nothing new or ground breaking (changed IMCs, upped clock rates, improved bus speeds and performance etc) and at its core they still share the same architecture as the good ol' Clawhammer.

And thanks, I didn't write that, got it from somewhere a while ago, thought it was pretty good. I applaud the guy who wrote that.
Edited by Am* - 5/17/11 at 3:38pm
    
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