Processor Help

By mfaizan91
Aug 5, 2008
  1. i want to know which one of these is better:

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (dual core hypertransporting 2.0ghz)

    Intel Pentium 4 630 (3.0 Ghz)

    thats all i know about the processors
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The AMD CPU is dual-core and also far faster compared to the single-core Intel one. It is the better choice.
  3. mfaizan91

    mfaizan91 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    i see thanks.. but correct me if i'm wrong doesn't the speed matter because intel has a cache of 2mb what ever that is and 3.0GHz compared to the AMD's 2 x 512k and 2GHz
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    GHz comparisons are only fair (useful) between processors of the same architecture. In this case the X2 3800's architecture allows it to do more work per clock cycle than the Pentium 4.
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