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say, you had a pentium 4 @ 3.33 ghz and a i7 980x @ 3.33

if you were running a single core app/game that depended on clock speed, would they be the same?

i think the 980x would win, just a assumption
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No - between chips of the same archatecture they would be the same - but the newer chips, clock for clock are much faster.

Not a single threaded test - but in 3dmark06 - i compared my old Pentium D 805 @ 3.3ghz against the chip in my dads computer - a Core 2 Duo 1.86ghz (e6320)
They were roughly equal.....

So
Pentium D @ 3.3ghz ~=~ C2D 1.86ghz

i7 980 will monster anything else......
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