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Old 11-16-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default 1.8 Ghz

Is a Athalon 64 3000 really 1.8 GHZ? Doesn't that suck?
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Old 11-16-2005, 11:15 PM   #2
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Um. yes and no. its not a multitasking processer, but its nice to have for gaming, and better when you Oc it.
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Old 11-16-2005, 11:42 PM   #3
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Its clock speed is 1.8GHz. The amount of data it can process is roughly equivalent to a Pentium 3.0GHz. AMD has always had slower clock speeds, but their processors work harder. So hard in fact that they run much better than Pentiums of similar price.
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The clock speed may be 1.8ghz, but it does more instructions per clock than Pentium processors do.
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basically in the books the athlon is slower, but in reality it is faster.
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:18 AM   #6
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you can't compare amd and intel clock speeds thats like apple's and oranges.. Its better to look at the 3000+ numbers and compare that to the 3.0g intel.
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:41 PM   #7
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ahh...thanks so much, because right now i'm debating on whether to get an AMD or an Intel. I think I've just picked AMD
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No, it doesn't suck...for an AMD. My Athlon 64 2800+ is 1.8GHz and it's great. It can multi-task fine, and is very fast at booting, loading programs etc. so there's nothing wrong with it.
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