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JJJDrums2000
08-08-04, 11:06 PM
I was wondering what AMD processor is equal to a 3.00 GHZ Intel?

Sazar
08-08-04, 11:21 PM
probably an athlon64 2800+?

it should perform about the same or better for gaming... as fast or slower for other stuff... and should be cheaper..

alternatively you could get an a64 3000+ which should be as fast or faster than the 3.0c in most apps...

I am of course assuming you are talking about the 3.0c and prescott revisions?

JJJDrums2000
08-08-04, 11:24 PM
If I knew what that meant then I would say yes.

ricercar
08-09-04, 01:50 PM
AMD's claim is that the Barton 3000+ is a peer of the P4 3.0 GHz. That's what the 3000+ number means.

stncttr908
08-09-04, 07:16 PM
AMD's claim is that the Barton 3000+ is a peer of the P4 3.0 GHz. That's what the 3000+ number means.
To me, a 3000+ can compete with the P4 3.06 (533MHz FSB) in most areas, but it'll take an Athlon 64 3000+ to compete with the newer Northwoods and Prescotts on an 800MHz FSB.

CaptNKILL
08-09-04, 07:55 PM
I dont think ill ever understand the logic behind having a Barton 3200+ and an Athlon 64 3200+ when the A64 is a LOT faster... that naming scheme doesnt make any damn sense :retard:

MUYA
08-09-04, 08:10 PM
I agree with captnkill. the athlon64 smokes the barton. A64's perform better clock for clock obviously but less clocked like athlon64 2800 performe much faster than a higher clocked barton in DOOM III!!

What Intel do have in fava for them is their vid/media encoding and stuff which they pwn the k8s IIRC...

Smokey
08-09-04, 08:14 PM
Maybe it's a marketing scheme? Maybe they are trying to push their products into the mainstream! the + rating is based also apon actual core speed too isn't? I think you can go A60 pretty cheap these days, I would go that route.

FastM
08-10-04, 01:49 AM
Since the recent price drop the A643000+ is cheaper than a 3ghzP4 and is faster in most day to day usage on a computer.

I dont think ill ever understand the logic behind having a Barton 3200+ and an Athlon 64 3200+ when the A64 is a LOT faster... that naming scheme doesnt make any damn sense :retard:

Its only weakness is the single channel memory controller. The only difference i could see is Dual-channel memory. Once S939 becomes a bit cheaper and more available the A64 is beating the P4 on every front.

mattkenn_4545
08-10-04, 02:46 AM
How fast would you say a Barton clocked at about 2.6ghz perform in intel lingo?

mustrum
08-10-04, 09:22 AM
How fast would you say a Barton clocked at about 2.6ghz perform in intel lingo?
Somewhere between a P4C 3.2 and 3.4. More likely to be close or even to the 3.4.
This is with gaming. The p4 owns the Barton in videoediting and stuff.

cam9786
08-10-04, 10:17 AM
Use SiSoftware's Sandra CPU Arithmetic Benchmark. It compares Dhrystone/Whetstone and ALU/FPU calculations for CPU's as well as SSE/SSE2. The AMD Athlon XP Barton 3200+ Beats the Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz C Class processor with 512 MB's of L2 Cache. By Quite a bit. See for yourself.

http://www.pifiu.com/upload/uploads/032004/AMD 3200+ P4 3.2.JPG