Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Dual core or regular
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Dual core or regular - Page 2

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Everyone says amd, but they have a lower clock speed, how are they better?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
p4 630 ecs rs400-a xp pro 19" lcd 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
... came with case atx plain ... 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
p4 630 ecs rs400-a xp pro 19" lcd 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
... came with case atx plain ... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 17
The choice depends on what you're going to use your system for. Clock speeds are all but irrelevant due to different chip architectures. For a very general correlation, multiply the AMD clock speed by 1.5 to get an equivalent Intel speed.
Sig rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 23A Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi HD 3870 2x2 GB G.Skill DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250 GB Seagate RAID 0 + 320 GB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD Windows XP Pro/Vista Ultimate 64 bit Viewsonic VA2012wb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX620 Lian Li V2000b Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
Sig rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 23A Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi HD 3870 2x2 GB G.Skill DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250 GB Seagate RAID 0 + 320 GB Seagate Samsung SATA DVD Windows XP Pro/Vista Ultimate 64 bit Viewsonic VA2012wb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX620 Lian Li V2000b Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 17
And, if you're going to be mostly gaming, AMD is the way to go because of the 3DNow! on the chip. And like Taeric said, multiply the AMD speed by 1.5 and you have what it equals in intel speed.

EDIT: AMD's do 9 operations per clock cycle and Intel does 6. So that's why it is 1.5 times faster. A 3.2 intel does 19.2 operation while a 2.2 AMD can do 19.8.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 3.0E Ghz Prescott Asus P4P800 SE ATI X700 PRO 2X512MB Patriot DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2X160GB Seagate's Windows XP Home SP 2 Acer 17" LCD X-Connect 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 3.0E Ghz Prescott Asus P4P800 SE ATI X700 PRO 2X512MB Patriot DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2X160GB Seagate's Windows XP Home SP 2 Acer 17" LCD X-Connect 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Well I will be mainly gaming, and I don't want to oc it at the beg so will the amd be good then?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
p4 630 ecs rs400-a xp pro 19" lcd 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
... came with case atx plain ... 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
p4 630 ecs rs400-a xp pro 19" lcd 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
... came with case atx plain ... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by IntelOrAmd
Well I will be mainly gaming, and I don't want to oc it at the beg so will the amd be good then?
Considering you're going to be gaming most of the time, the yes, go with AMD. I'd go with the 3700+ SD. It's around $230 so it's not too much more than the 640 which is somewhere in the $210 range I think.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 3.0E Ghz Prescott Asus P4P800 SE ATI X700 PRO 2X512MB Patriot DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2X160GB Seagate's Windows XP Home SP 2 Acer 17" LCD X-Connect 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 3.0E Ghz Prescott Asus P4P800 SE ATI X700 PRO 2X512MB Patriot DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2X160GB Seagate's Windows XP Home SP 2 Acer 17" LCD X-Connect 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
I looked on newegg and everyone like the amd 3700+, so what about oc'ing mobos? Probably 150 or less on the mobo.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
p4 630 ecs rs400-a xp pro 19" lcd 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
... came with case atx plain ... 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
p4 630 ecs rs400-a xp pro 19" lcd 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
... came with case atx plain ... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by IntelOrAmd
I looked on newegg and everyone like the amd 3700+, so what about oc'ing mobos? Probably 150 or less on the mobo.
Get an Asus A8N, MSI K8N Neo4 or a DFI Lanparty UT nF4.

I like Asus. But I've never used those others so read the reviews I guess. But they should all work and OC wonderfully.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 3.0E Ghz Prescott Asus P4P800 SE ATI X700 PRO 2X512MB Patriot DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2X160GB Seagate's Windows XP Home SP 2 Acer 17" LCD X-Connect 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 3.0E Ghz Prescott Asus P4P800 SE ATI X700 PRO 2X512MB Patriot DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2X160GB Seagate's Windows XP Home SP 2 Acer 17" LCD X-Connect 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Dual core or regular