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Old 09-22-2005, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default I'm lost and outdated on processors...

So what's happening with new processors these days? I found out that my friend has a new Pentium D which I don't know what the heck it means. I'm used to measuring processors with their clock speed, i.e. Pentium 2.8ghz, AMD 3200. Apparently the Pentium D neither increased in clock speed, so what makes it better? What about AMD? Where are they going with their processors?
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: I'm lost and outdated on processors...

If you look around in here, you'll find tons of info. Mainly the 64-bit CPUs and dual cores are the mainstream CPUs between Intel and AMD. Intel with their current Pnetium D dual core support and AMD with their lines of Athlon 64 X2 dual cores.
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Old 09-22-2005, 09:18 PM   #3
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The Pentium D is Intel's dual-core line. Intel doesn't even label their processors by clock speed anymore...at least not with the Prescott cores. The normal 32-bit Pentium 4's are the 5xx series, the 64-bit versions are the 6xx series and the dual-core versions (Pentium D) are the 8xx series. The Pentium M is the 7xx series.
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The Pentium D is Intel's dual-core line. Intel doesn't even label their processors by clock speed anymore...at least not with the Prescott cores. The normal 32-bit Pentium 4's are the 5xx series, the 64-bit versions are the 6xx series and the dual-core versions (Pentium D) are the 8xx series. The Pentium M is the 7xx series.
So what does that mean? Is one better than the other?
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Not exactly. It's just way of labeling them. The 5xx and 6xx series are pretty much the same, except for the fact that one is 32-bit and the other is 64-bit.
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AMD are normally the best choice.
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