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My friend and I are having an Amd and Intel war. He says AMD is better cause they have a higher FSB.. can you guys explain?
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post #2 of 21
AMD is not better as of right now...the higher FSB is one of the dumbest things evers -_-

Intel is clearly ahead right now with their C2D.
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post #3 of 21
AMD has a FSB of 2000 MHz, while Intel's current fastest is 1066, and their new chips will have 1333 FSB. However, that's like saying a 3 GHz P4 is faster than a 3 GHz Athlon 64.... numbers aren't everything.
    
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post #4 of 21
Just tell him to check benchmarks.
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post #5 of 21
the huge FSB does nothing. A sempron could have much higher FSB than a Core 2 Quad, but the Quad would pack the sempron and steal its girlfriend. (EDIT: In a performancy-type way.)
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post #6 of 21
Who cares about FSB? Look at bus speed if you want to remotely compare. Core 2s run with extremely low multipliers (7+). But with all seriousness, my e6400 at stock (2.13ghz) with .97v, beat an x2 at 2.6ghz in sandra benchmark. lol?
    
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post #7 of 21
Your friend is refering to AMD's Hyper Transport Technology. All HTT does is manage the communication between the CPU and main system RAM. This does give AMD systems an advantage but despite this a Core 2 system still processes more data per clock cycle.
post #8 of 21
It's like a P4 2.8GHz vs an Althon 64 at 2.8GHz, how funny.
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post #9 of 21
Intel killing AMD right now despite what your friend says, and with Q3 price drops right around the corner, AMD is in for some big trouble
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post #10 of 21
http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2748

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Compared to the excellent AMD K8/Hammer architecture, the Core CPU is simply a wider, more efficient and more out of order CPU.
Look at it this way. Core (Intel) is a highway with a lot more lanes, less accidents, and higher speed limits.
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