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how does a x2 2.4ghz compare to e4300

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As the title says, im going amd and the 2.4 ghz one looked to be the best x2 for the money. How do they compare against the 1.86ghz c2d's?

I will be overclocking, ordering an asus nforce4 sli mobo.
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well the C2D is doing more operations per clock cycle 12 vs 9 on the AMD. So even though the AMD will be clocked higher the C2D will still be slightly faster at stock speeds. Now overclocked the C2D will blow past the AMD because not only does it do more work but it is capable of a higher overclock.
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where does this 12 ops per clock cycle thing come from?
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well the C2D is doing more operations per clock cycle 12 vs 9 on the AMD. So even though the AMD will be clocked higher the C2D will still be slightly faster at stock speeds. Now overclocked the C2D will blow past the AMD because not only does it do more work but it is capable of a higher overclock.
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o what does an e4300 compare to then? How do i do this maths lol.

1.86x12 = 22.32
2.4x9 = 21.6

So the e4300 is slightly faster, but the thing is the asus sli mobo im ordering which is am2 also supports sli whereas i cannot find a cheap 775 board with sli.
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define cheap?
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40 pound. = 75 dollars
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is there not any more amd cpus with a better architecture coming out which will support am2?
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o what does an e4300 compare to then? How do i do this maths lol.

1.86x12 = 22.32
2.4x9 = 21.6

So the e4300 is slightly faster, but the thing is the asus sli mobo im ordering which is am2 also supports sli whereas i cannot find a cheap 775 board with sli.
basicly that lol just imagine the result as the ammount of tasks it performed, for example opening notepad or whatever, (instructions).

Now imagine..
AMD @ 3.0GHz x 9 operations per cycle = 27 total
Intel @ 3.0GHz x 12 operations per cycle = 36 total

And on top of that most of the intel chips can pass 3.0 like it is nothing. My sig rig I have hit 3.6GHz at 1.5vcore on air.
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40 pound. = 75 dollars
Check out ebay if you cant find a good retailer
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