Pentiums to Celeron, Need quick answer

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.

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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.
 

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.
 

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