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What Does 3500+ mean

By skillz23
Jul 25, 2005
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  1. I have a AMD althlon(tm) 64 processor 3500+ 2.21GHZ and I want to know what does the 3500+ mean and also what is a FSB
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    The 3500+ is a speed indication that says, it is comparable to an Intel CPU that runs at 3500 MHz. (or 3.5GHz).
    AMD CPUs run just as (or more) efficient at lower clockspeeds.

    For FSB, see it explained here: http://www.pretech.com.tw/support/faq/20030330.htm
  3. smtkr

    smtkr TS Rookie Posts: 138

    What it really means is that it is faster than a 3400+. AMD became very generous with it's rating system trying to compete with Intel's MHz marketing, so the only absolute in the rating convention is that it is faster than another AMD processor of a lower rating. Now Intel is doing to the rating scheme too.

    The bottom line is that rating schemes work when comparing to same brand processors. If you really want to know about performance, read a review comparing processors.
  4. Secondgunman

    Secondgunman TS Rookie Posts: 192

    Yes Yes...

    Intel is goint to the rated chips because they want to hide their chip speed from Joe Sixpack and Marry "K" what is funny is the growth of speen and preformance that AMD is growning by is greater then that of Intel over the past year, between this and all the Lawsuits Intel has on their backs it could be a stressor for the CPU Megagiant (Intel); it wont kill them but they are going to fealing the pain soon. FEEL THIS INTEL TROLES!!! :hotbounce :hotouch: :unch:
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    troles ???????????????
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