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Old 10-07-2005, 06:12 PM   #1
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Can you list the cpu's power from least to greatest for intel then amd?
I know Intels.
Celeron, Pentium

For AMD I think its like:
Athlon XP, Sempron, Duron, Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX

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Old 10-07-2005, 07:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: CPU Questions

I'll list the processor lines in no specific order.

-Pentium M

-Athlon XP (There used to be a server variant of this processor)
-Athlon 64 (the FX line is part of this line)
-Athlon 64 X2

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Default Re: CPU Questions

You can't really do it. Different CPU's excel at different things.

A Pentium M can beat a Turion 64 at audio-encoding, but it loses by quite a margin in data compression.

The same with Pentium 4 vs. Athlon 64; the 64 wins massively in gaming, but it loses by a fair margin in music and video-encoding.

You need to know what you use your system most for, then check out some benchmarks.
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