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Originally Posted by CIAagent11
That calculator says a Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz equals in AMD Athlon: 2.
Whats that 2 GHz? 2000+? Sounds not much.
Stop thinking its not much. It Smokes a $1000+ CPU from AMD. So just think of it as being as insainly fast. Then your closer to the mark. You think we would have these things if they were slow? Look at how many people have posted on this thread and have E6300s or E6400s or E6600.

Compared to a Athlon its about 5000+
    
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Originally Posted by MindOfChaos
Stop thinking its not much. It Smokes a $1000+ CPU from AMD. So just think of it as being as insainly fast. Then your closer to the mark. You think we would have these things if they were slow? Look at how many people have posted on this thread and have E6300s or E6400s or E6600.

Compared to a Athlon its about 5000+
I just dont understand it. It told me that the 1.86 GHz equals
2 in AMD Athlon GHz? Or what?
If it equals 2 and I have 2.8, how is that not slow?
    
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Originally Posted by CIAagent11
I just dont understand it. It told me that the 1.86 GHz equals
2 in AMD Athlon GHz? Or what?
If it equals 2 and I have 2.8, how is that not slow?
Its not slow. Get that into your head already. How could it be slow if it Smokes every thing else on the market.
    
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There is no way to accurately compare the Core 2 to the Athlon64 architecture, stop trying to think you can lol. I havent head anything about how many ops/cycle it does, and the SSE improvement it has that is read as "SSE4" (when it really isnt) has either dramatic affects on performance, or little effects... Overall its better, yes, but it comes are a higher price than an Athlon system, If you have a 2.8ghz Athlon64 then i would say your well off. I run my computer at stock and I still think its fast, and runs my games at nice settings. (maxed)
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post #35 of 66
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Originally Posted by CIAagent11
I wanted to get a Athlon 64 3700+ and overclock it.
Would a Intel Dual Core in the same price region be better?
Yes. The E6300 will out do the Athlon 64 4600+ AM2.
    
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Originally Posted by MindOfChaos
Its not slow. Get that into your head already. How could it be slow if it Smokes every thing else on the market.
Okay. I see.
This is the first time I tryed to understand anything about Intel CPUs.
Thanks for helping.
    
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There is no way to accurately compare the Core 2 to the Athlon64 architecture, stop trying to think you can lol. I havent head anything about how many ops/cycle it does, and the SSE improvement it has that is read as "SSE4" (when it really isnt) has either dramatic affects on performance, or little effects... Overall its better, yes, but it comes are a higher price than an Athlon system, If you have a 2.8ghz Athlon64 then i would say your well off. I run my computer at stock and I still think its fast, and runs my games at nice settings. (maxed)
Sure it does come do to being "Do I actually need that much speed?". But thats not what hes asking. Hes asking about what is the best processor to upgrade to so obviously his old system is not good enough for him.

And theres no arguing with which Processor family is the best at the moment. Maybe next year AMD will come out with some thing to compete with Intel. But until then Core 2 Duo is the performance king.
    
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post #38 of 66
When you enter the CPU speed in MHz in my converter, the Core 2 comes up at as equil to an Athlon 64 running at 2.4 GHz. Your CPU is not running at 2.8 GHz because it says "2800+", it reality, its slower then that. Also, the Core 2 Duo will be a bit faster then an Athlon at 2.4 because of more advanced tech (the converter is only a rough estimate). Lastly, remember that it can be overclocked like crazy, so if you get to say, 3 GHz with it, it would be closer to an Athlon 64 at 4 GHz.
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Gaming performance is off the chain. If you have heard of SiSandra 07' then you can see for yourself. An fx2 62 benches the multimedia test on SiSandra around a 55,000. My C2d stock ran it at 182,000. Keep in mind that an fx2 62 runs around what 3ghz and my 6700 is 2.66 stock........there is NO comparing the clock speeds to each other............EVER. If you dont know about more differences than that.... then you should read some more.
post #40 of 66
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Originally Posted by CIAagent11
I just dont understand it. It told me that the 1.86 GHz equals
2 in AMD Athlon GHz? Or what?
If it equals 2 and I have 2.8, how is that not slow?
Its totally different architecture... C2D can do more operations per clocl cycle so does not need a high Ghz to perform better. Also has more advanced BUS Cache and other technologies that improve performace over older CPUs.
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