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well, im just wondering whats so good about AMD if it has lower frequencies than an intel, i have heard these give more power or something like that, and im building a new comp for a freind soon, so i just want to look into some more options cuz hes a gamer and most gaming pc have AMD.

so im just wondering, and what socket is worst and best in the AMD line

thanks
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post #2 of 49
because AMD's do more operations per cycle.
Right now Intel Core 2 Duo is better
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post #3 of 49
Instruction per cycle I believe, it has been explained millions of times on this forum, dont be fooled by the amount of MHz. the MHz myth..
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AMD runs at 9 ops a cycle, Pentium 4 runs a 6 ops per cycle, new Intel Core 2 Duo runs at 12 ops per cycle.
    
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oh, that explains alot, is AMD better for gaming too?
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yes... but the core 2 duo is the best.. but other than that not
    
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
AMD runs at 9 ops a cycle, Pentium 4 runs a 6 ops per cycle, new Intel Core 2 Duo runs at 12 ops per cycle.
This has never been proven and probably never will be.
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post #8 of 49
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This has never been proven and probably never will be.
Yeah, but its a pretty damn good estimate

for example I have seen a celeron D on LN2 @ 5ghz score 42s in super pi 1m

while on the other hand I had my 3700 @ 3.0 on air score 28s
    
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This has never been proven and probably never will be.
What are you talking about? All that is needed to prove that true is an OPC number for either the P4, K8, or C2D from AMD or Intel

I'm pretty Intel gave out that number for their P4 or AMD did for their K8's
    
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This has never been proven and probably never will be.

Do you have proof that this has never been proven?
    
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