Originally Posted by pauldovi
You are adding an additional variable by comparing two different architecture CPUs. You are no longer comparing JUST CPU speed, but rather CPU speed and architecture.
If you keep CPU speed as the only variable, I think you will find it is always faster.
Do you even realize what you are saying, why would you compare a processor against itself????????????????? Of course if it is the same processor, a faster clock will be faster, but we have been talking about the new wave of AMD's cpu's against those of intel's current and future processor, where I am pretty sure architecture matters most.
My first comment was against those who declared that if AMD can't get their procs past 3 ghz, they won't be any good. Which shows that people have zero short term memory because with the 478 and 939 sockets were going up and up and up, and then core2duo came out much slower mgz-wise, but performed much better. Hence why people need to remember that it might happen again. Since C2D and AM2 have come out, speeds have been going up and up, now the next wave of technology with the next new architecture might pull it off again where cpu's start off below 2.0 Ghz, just like the C2D, which started at 1.8( I think), yet are still faster