Pentiums to Celeron, Need quick answer

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Engineer, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Engineer

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    I've always had Pentiums in my home PC's, and it has been easy when buying them or seeing them advertised because their processing power/speed is in the name, such as P4. 2.6 Ghz.

    However, I will be buying an AMD chip soon. How can I tell the speed/processing power of those chips from their names or can I?

    Example
    AMD Athlon XP processor 3000+
    What does this 3000+ mean, I assume the XP relates to the Win XP.

    Thanks
    Engineer
     
  2. ming

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    AMD chips. 2100+ = 1.7GHz approx. 3200+ = 2.4GHz approx.

    XP does not = WinXP.
    XP is just a model series for AMD chips. Athlon XP as opposed to just Athlon which is an older model series.
     
  3. ming

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    What most people tend to relate the model numbers to is Intels own processor speeds.
    An AMD Athlon XP 3000+ is said to be of the same performance as an Intel 3.0GHz processor. So an AMD AthlonXP 3200+ is equivalent to an Intel 3.2GHz.