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16 CPUs, all limited to 1 core each and set to 3 GHz. Pretty fascinating, and it shows us how various chips from the past decade all relate on clock-for-clock performance.

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The good news is that we're able to generate some interesting data on how successive generations of hardware perform on a per-clock basis. The bad news, if you can really call it that, is that many of the results end up being more theoretical in nature than anything else. Naturally, a threaded app will take advantage of more than one core, and if you can get more cores in an AMD processor than an Intel CPU at the same price, the performance situation is going to change.
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Opened article in new tab.

First guess: Intel wins, due to higher IPC.
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At this point, we’re afraid to say that AMD’s cores, individually, only beat Intel's old Pentium 4 or maybe even a Core 2 circa 2006/2007. But they don’t stand a chance against anything from Nehalem until now.
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No surprises.
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This just in: Intel have better technology. No one is shocked.
    
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Amazing how a 200$ cpu like the 2500k beat the 980x in most benchmark, atleast for single core and clock by clock.
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The AMD processors without L3 cache aren’t any faster than the old Intel Pentium 4 in this metric.
Intel Pentium 4 HT 660: 584
AMD Athlon II X4 645: 962


And the older ones still beat the P4. What is this verbal diarrhoea they are spouting?
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Very interesting article. +rep!
Edited by JasonCz - 7/26/11 at 5:32am
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Amazing how a 200$ cpu like the 2500k beat the 980x in most benchmark, atleast for single core and clock by clock.
not at all since the 980X has a 3 year old architecture
 
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