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GHZ dont matter no more?

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GHZ is the number of millions of calculations a cpu can do in a second. How come then a 2.0 ghz AMD can beat a 3.6ghz intel and a 2.4ghz conroe can beat a regular 6.5ghz intel???? So is there something I don't know? So GHZ don't matter anymore......

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There's no simple way to say this. But here's a good explanation. Say one person can carry 9 gallons of water at 3 MPH. Another person can carry 6 gallons of water at 4MPH. The person that can carry more things slower would win. Now, there's more variables that i could go into, but don't feel like typing. Thats the (very) rough explanation though.
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amd does more work per clock cycle then an intel does. amd speed x (9/6) = intel speed.
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post #4 of 24
...Thats what i said.
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the sheer complexity of cores and combinations of cores nowadays makes it extremely difficult to compare cpu performance quantitatively. the way the cpu executes an instruction is becoming much more important than its clock speed.
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post #6 of 24
Such as how Intel's cache takes like...40 clocks to fill up the L2.
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post #7 of 24
Also the reason that the conroe is much faster is because it will have 4mb of cache, more clocks per cycle, and better architecture.
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post #8 of 24
That has to be the roughest explanation of how AMD vs. Intel works... rep+!!!
    
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post #9 of 24
ya I liked your layman terms explanation. Rep for that.
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post #10 of 24
there was a post explaining it around here somwhere. the way i see it intels are lightning fast and do the job very fast. amd's are somwhat slower but get more done (most of the time) im not dising intel in any way shape or form here. the new intel chip looks very good and is a step forward in technology.
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