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AMD , Intel equivalents

By Kurtee
Jul 18, 2006
  1. whats would a AMD 2.0 Ghz with MMX, 3DNOW, SSE, SSE2, X86-64 and 64 bit instructions be equal to in Pentium 4?

    Estimates please
    regards
     
  2. Kevin16

    Kevin16 TS Rookie Posts: 92

    Probably a 3.0-3.2 GHz Pentium 4
     
  3. Kurtee

    Kurtee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks

    Any more estimates people? is that speed good for a gaming PC?
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    If the AMD is an Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.0 GHZ, then an intel equivalent would be a 3.2GHZ Pentium 4.

    And yes, if the AMD is an Athlon 64 CPU, is pretty good speed for games.
     
  5. Kurtee

    Kurtee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey

    what if its a sempron series
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    They're slower than Athlons. If the Sempron says 2800+ for example, then it's competent with a 2.8 GHZ celeron d.

    But it would be competent with a 2.2-2.3 GHZ P4 I think.
     
  7. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    the sempron is essentially an Athlon64 with a much smaller L2 cache. it can run at it's rated speed, but due to the smaller cache, it cannot access as much data as quickly as an Athlon64.

    a sempron is a budget CPU designed for more basic taks. it may run some games fine, but it is not designed for it.

    hope this helps :wave:
     
  8. Kevin16

    Kevin16 TS Rookie Posts: 92

    Semprons are like Intel's Celerons. Even though the clock speed might be the same for both, Semprons are much slower than Athlons because they run more instructions per cycle.
     
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