I have a question about AMD. Does a AMD 3000+ mean that it runs at 3000mhz or that it is equal to a intel that runs at 3000mhz? I've been told conflicting things from friends and I want to get this right before I order my processor.
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ = 2.16ghz
look at newegg.com if you want any specs
It doesn't run at 3.0ghz but it does offer equal if not better preformace to an intel that is 3.0 ghz.
17th June 2002
Yeah, theoretically, AMD's ranking system suggests how it compares to Intel processors. AMD processors are high quality, the clock rate isn't as important with them as it is with Intel. But the fact that their processors had a smaller number than their competitors versions, although performing the same (if not better), meant that people who knew reletively nothing would immediately assume the Intel processor was better because it had a higher number. So AMD introduced the system it has now. It tried a system like this a long time ago which flopped, but this one seems to be doing OK besides the odd confused person. My 2400+ Athlon XP, for example, only runs at 2Ghz, but theoretically it performs the same as a 2.4Ghz Intel processor. I had found a list of actual speeds somewhere, but I've forgotten the address.
At least, that's the story as I understand it.
Very confusing, so basically get an Athlon if you want performance, right?
you nailed it
AMD is basically for gaming.