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witch one has better performance?

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+

Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHZ

i saw some review and in some cases the amd wins and in other cases the advantage belongs to the intel....

what do you guys think??
    
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+

it is approximately equal in performance(at stock) with the Pentium D, and it overclocks like a beast..3-3.2Ghz is doable
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3600+!

AMD dominates the budget processors.
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post #4 of 22
The X2 3600+.

What was it?
Pentium D = 6 Op cycles
AMD X2 3600+ = 9 Op cycles?
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AMD X@ 3600+ especially oc'ed
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The X2 3600+ could smoke the Pentium D. In fact, I just got one myself.
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post #7 of 22
What you guys are saying was true, AMD used to dominate the mainstream market because their mainstream CPUs were cheaper and more performant than Intel's mainstream (Pentium 4 HT, Pentium D). But now, it's not true anymore because the Conroe Celeron for $60 is more performant than the Pentium D and its AMD equivalence, you can't beat that for mainstream.
    
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post #8 of 22
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i think they are almost the same, with amd ahead sometimes and Intel others

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...=471&chart=166

iam really noob in the overclocking scene...but if i decide to overclock the AMD....is it safe?? or will i get a toast?
    
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Emmanuel View Post
What you guys are saying was true, AMD used to dominate the mainstream market because their mainstream CPUs were cheaper and more performant than Intel's mainstream (Pentium 4 HT, Pentium D). But now, it's not true anymore because the Conroe Celeron for $60 is more performant than the Pentium D and its AMD equivalence, you can't beat that for mainstream.
so your saying that celeron is better then PentiumD??????
    
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post #10 of 22
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i think they are almost the same, with amd ahead sometimes and Intel others

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...=471&chart=166

iam really noob in the overclocking scene...but if i decide to overclock the AMD....is it safe?? or will i get a toast?
That's at stock, but when you overclock the 3600 from 1.9Ghz to 3.2Ghz there's a slight difference, it's faster then some C2D's and an FX-62.

Also if you get one, dont get that VX motherboard pick up a Biostar TForce 550 or you'd be safe with anything running the nForce 570 chipset
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