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    Intel CPU confusion

    As a self confessed AMD fan for some years I've been looking to remove my rose tinted specs in order to get a better idea of what's out there and the cost>benefit relationship now available from Intel processors.

    ... except for one overwhelming problem....

    Intel's "clever" numbering and versioning system..

    Can someone please help by supplying some references or general tips that help with comparison between the multitude of chips.. I'm lost.

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    Re: Intel CPU confusion

    Toms Hardware CPU Comparison!

    http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2007.html


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    Re: Intel CPU confusion

    Wikipedia can help. Start at this page:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...oarchitectures

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    Re: Intel CPU confusion

    Basically, its not about clock speed anymore.
    Its about how many things can be done per clock cycle.
    And at the moment, Intel has the edge with their Core range, in all its variations.
    If your running apps that are very memory intensive and/or latency bound, then i'd say plump for the AMD 64's. The onchip memory controller is significantely faster for latency limited situations.

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    Re: Intel CPU confusion

    For a quick reference between Intel CPUs this may help, though getting a little dated now..
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    Re: Intel CPU confusion

    I'm in the same boat as you Contink and i am looking to possibly moving to Intel soon. The Intel processor i have been looking at is the Core 2 Quad Q6600.

    LEK

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    Re: Intel CPU confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by L.E.K
    I'm in the same boat as you Contink and i am looking to possibly moving to Intel soon. The Intel processor i have been looking at is the Core 2 Quad Q6600.

    LEK
    Thats the one to go for at moment

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    Re: Intel CPU confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by L.E.K
    I'm in the same boat as you Contink and i am looking to possibly moving to Intel soon. The Intel processor i have been looking at is the Core 2 Quad Q6600.

    LEK
    The Q6600 is a cracking processor. Cheap for a quad core, but by no means slow.
    Ive got one in my home pc, and wouldnt change it for anything at the moment.
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