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this is something i never had answered. i had a thread on it before, but it never got answered.

well i was looking at folding, and since folding make use of unused Clock Cycles, (if engineers know what this means), the clock frequency of most of Intel's cpu's stock are higher than amd cpu's stock. so wouldn't intel cpu's fold faster / better than amd cpus?

for instance, lets say i have a amd 64 at like 2.0 ghz.

and a intel P4 prescott at 3.46

each have the same amount of ram and are equally set up.

wouldn't the p4 have the advantage at start because its at 3.46 and it will have more clock cycles than the amd.

but what if the amd was clocked at 3.46 and the p4 was at 3.46, would they fold equally? or would the p4 still have an advantage? considering the p4 is quad pumped and the amd relies on HT, i would assume that amd can move a bigger chunk of data than the P4, but the p4 has more clock cycles.
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No Sir, AMD is better than Intel at Folding.

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The Athlons fare significantly better than their Core 2 counterparts with Tinker and Amber work units, but Intel claws its way back into the picture when we switch to Gromacs.
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interesting results.
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ic ic. thanks
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I never get anything but Gromacs...
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Intel > AMD also in Windows SMP.......by a long shot
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Intel > AMD also in Windows SMP.......by a long shot
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No Sir, AMD is better than Intel at Folding.



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Wow...I might want to get an AMD instead now...

But I still want something that performs well overall...maybe the e4400 is enough.
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Wow...I might want to get an AMD instead now...

But I still want something that performs well overall...maybe the e4400 is enough.
actually folding on ATi GPU is much better, you've got a fine CPU
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actually folding on ATi GPU is much better, you've got a fine CPU
That's why I want both

(The X1800GTO PCI-E...if I can run an AGP card at the same time, I'll buy an X1950GT AGP)

Massive points! (for me at least)
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