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By ITGirl ยท 6 replies
Feb 16, 2006
  1. could anyone tell me roughly what is the intel pentium equivalent of the AMD Athlon 64 3000+???

    just roughly...please!!
  2. Eric Legge

    Eric Legge TS Rookie Posts: 132

    A Pentium 4 running at 3GHz.

    The 3000+ is a pentium rating that stands for 3000MHz+, which is 3GHz because 1000MHz is 1GHz.

    Just remember that the AMD Athlon 64 processors are 64-bit processors that can run the 64-bit software and operating systems.

    Some Pentium 4 3.0GHz processors are 32-bit and some are 64-bit.

    A Pentium 4 E 3.0GHz processor has the EM64T instruction set that makes it 64-bit, but the others are 32-bit.

    The Mother of All CPU Charts 2005/2006 -
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    That's only partially true, some "E" pentium 4's are 32bit while others are 64bit capable.

    For example a 3.0E cpu is a 32bit cpu, even though it has the "E."

    A pentium 4 630 though is 64bit capable, and is also 3ghz.

    "E" just means it has a prescott core, not necesarily anything to do with 32/64bit support.
  4. Eric Legge

    Eric Legge TS Rookie Posts: 132

    As long as the Pentium 4 processor (or any other Intel processor) has an EM64T instruction set shown in the Intel table in "The Mother of All CPU Charts 2005/2006" it is 64-bit, because that is the instruction set that adds 64-bit capability.
  5. ITGirl

    ITGirl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So is this AMD Athlon 3000+ a mid or high end processor?
  6. Neowizard

    Neowizard TS Rookie Posts: 22

    I think it'll be safe to put it somewhere between mid and high (closer to the mid actually)


    P.S: thanks Eric Legge, for that table :grinthumb
  7. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Guru Posts: 271

    my Athlon 64 3000+ will perform about the same in games as a 3.2Ghz P-4. My CPU costs half that tho and mine will run cooler. 64 bit or 32. doesn't REALLY matter right now. It will when Vista comes out tho.
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