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Intel Pentium 4 3.0ghz w/HT 800mhz 1mb L2 cache

vs

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0ghz 512kb L2 cache
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Intel Pentium 4 3.0ghz w/HT 800mhz 1mb L2 cache

vs

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0ghz 512kb L2 cache
I would take the Athlon.

Im not sure how they equate with eachother.

AMD - 9ops a cycle
Intel- 6ops.
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The Athlon is much faster, yes. As Kim said, the more OPC's (Operations Per Cycle) a chip has, the more data it can equate. Intel C2D has 12, AMD Athlon's 9 and old Intel P4, Celeron etc, 6.

To get the average "Intel Clock Speed" for an Athlon, roughly multiply its current clock by 1.5. This means that the Athlon has roughly 3.5Ghz of Intel-equivalent power, meaning it beats the Intel hands down
    
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I would take the Athlon.

Im not sure how they equate with eachother.

AMD - 9ops a cycle
Intel- 6ops.
Ops theory i don't agree with it should be based on architecture's, go for the AMD it has a on die memory controller plus gets better benchmarking wise with less heat.
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What about the fact that the AMD has half the cache as the P4. Does that factor into the equation at all?
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Ops and Architecture are what make the difference. However remember that AMD's had a lower clock but it compared to a higher clocked intel as it was able to perform 9 ops per second .
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That bay be so but the netburst Architecture was so inificent (idk how to spell it =/ )
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lol, so i'm terrible at spelling. It happens =p
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What about the fact that the AMD has half the cache as the P4. Does that factor into the equation at all?
512kb of cache is roughly equal to 200MHz
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