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CPU Round-up: $100 - $200 Intel and AMD Processors Tested

By Julio Franco
Apr 19, 2010
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  1. if turbo is enabled, then you're not really getting an honest clock-for-clock comparison, are you? 2.4ghz AMD is not the same as 2.4ghz + turbo for intel.

    as for whether or not turbo or speedstep have anything to do with temps, perhaps you should check out scientia's blog on the matter. turbo is great, unless it introduces thermal throttling...and i'm sorry, but thermal throttling DOES happen all too often with the 750. maybe 77-80c is "running cool" to some, but it sounds more like "kool-aid" to me...

    at the least, whatever your opinions of my thoughts on this matter, you have to admit that there is no actual "clock for clock" comparison if turbo is enabled. yes, it is enabled by default...but then why do so many intel enthusiasts disable it immediately?

    regardless, it will really get interesting when thuban is released, so we can see a real "turbo enabled" comparison between intel and amd will be like. until then, i cry foul...
     
  2. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,394   +483 Staff Member

    Come on please! Of course Turbo Mode was disabled for the clock to clock testing. Turbo Mode was enabled for all the standard benchmarks. When measuring clock for clock performance the frequency has to be locked at 2.40GHz or what is the point.

    Also enthusiasts disable it for one simple reason, they want to overclock. Its that simple...
     
  3. i purchased a amd x3 435 for $59 with a msi motherboard thats way sub $200
     
  4. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,394   +483 Staff Member

    haha yes its also less than $100. Funny about that being that this was a $100 to $200 comparison.
     
  5. Tests carried out on very practical and accurate. But, why several concurrent processes on software they do not use the same processing power cpu and cores they may be specified.

    For example, to work with multiple operating systems on Vmware or software rendering several chart to be executed simultaneously or several files are compressed in Winrar.
     
  6. g4mer

    g4mer TS Enthusiast Posts: 340

    Look all those CPUs. I want oneee !!! xD

    Nice article...
     
  7. I doubt if core i3 540 with LGA 1156 would provide good upgrade pathway, as intel seems to decieded to go with new socket LGA 1155 on 2011Q1...
     


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