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3000+ reported as 2.16GHz?

By Ollie30001 ยท 5 replies
Mar 22, 2004
  1. Whaaaa?

    Hey, why does it say on my "NEW" computer that my CPU is 3000+, when under it, it says 2.16Ghz?

    Its an AMD Athlon. if thats why, I heard they were supposed to be better the P4s?

    Please put a bit of effort into spelling and sentence structure. Also, there is no need for excessive use of !'s and ...'s
    I also changed the Topic to better suit the question.
    Edited by StormBringer
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You are confusing the very similar symbols "+" and "MHz". Although easily confused, one must differentiate between them. MHz means the working frequency of the CPU whereas + is a speed index that is supposed to mean that this CPU is roughly as fast as a 3GHz Intel P4.
  3. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 144

    Oh cool.......really......didnt no that....i waz about to buy a Amd 2.5 cus i thught my CPU was a slow one.....but 3.0....wooohooooo
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  5. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    Also, note that AMD and Pentium chips excel under different application and taskloads. Depending on what you will be using the system for (gaming , digital audio, graphics design etc), you should read some independant benchmark tests of the AMD and Pentiums and make your decision based on those criteria...

    ***Intel has stated that they start naming their new chips using the convention style that AMD currently uses...
  6. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 144

    I did but it didnt make ANY sence to me........
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