processor speeds

  s99Raj 21:10 06 Sep 05
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Is it fair to judge a Celeron 2.8 GHz processor with a Sempron 2600 (1.6 MHz) or an Athlon 64 3200 (2 GHz) say and go solely on the GHz speed to say which is faster?

How can a true comparision be done?

  Stuartli 21:18 06 Sep 05

You can't apart from the normal tests as to how quickly a set routine of tasks are accomplished.

  gudgulf 22:14 06 Sep 05

The actual speed rating on a processor is not necessarily a guide to performance.AMD processors are known for excellent performance per clock cycle and can match Intel processors with a physically higher clock rate....hence the ratings of 2400+ etc.They are saying that whatever speed the processor runs at it will match a Pentium at 2.4GHZ.

So no,you can't just look at the processors actual speed in GHz......I would say that a Celeron processor of any speed is going to struggle against an Athlon rated at anywhere near the Celerons actual speed and it won't compete against ANY AMD64 cpu.

A good place to start to compare cpu performance is click here

Simply put in the two proceesors you want to compare and pick any benchmarks you like(use several to get an overall picture).You will find that site a good source of information for anything computer hardware related.

  s99Raj 22:26 06 Sep 05

Thanks for that!

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