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Detoxing
10-07-2011, 01:17 PM
How big of a Difference is there between a 2 GHZ Processor and a 3 GHZ Processor?

Is it pretty substantial?

Currently there is a AMD Athlon XP 2800+ in the Machine.

I am currently looking at purchasing a cheap AMD Athlon™ II X2 250.

Would I see a significant difference when gaming?

Dayze
10-07-2011, 01:18 PM
pirmiarly the difference is 1GHZ / obligatory

Saulbadguy
10-07-2011, 01:22 PM
AMD sucks. Intel is awesome. That's all you need to know.

Detoxing
10-07-2011, 01:32 PM
Back to my main question though, anyone know how much of a performance Gain I would by swapping those processors?

QuikSsurfer
10-07-2011, 01:39 PM
AMD sucks. Intel is awesome. That's all you need to know.

My AMD Phenom II x6 1090T strongly disagrees.

Pants
10-07-2011, 02:37 PM
How big of a Difference is there between a 2 GHZ Processor and a 3 GHZ Processor?

Is it pretty substantial?

Currently there is a AMD Athlon XP 2800+ in the Machine.

I am currently looking at purchasing a cheap AMD Athlon™ II X2 250.

Would I see a significant difference when gaming?

Yes, it's a big difference in gaming. It's not all about the frequency (like Saul said, Intel > AMD in terms of performance) but it helps immensely.

Go to Tom's Hardware (http://www.tomshardware.com/) for reference, my man.

Detoxing
10-07-2011, 03:24 PM
Yes, it's a big difference in gaming. It's not all about the frequency (like Saul said, Intel > AMD in terms of performance) but it helps immensely.

Go to Tom's Hardware (http://www.tomshardware.com/) for reference, my man.

Thanks. Looks like something I'll need to do in a few months then since I need to upgrade the Motherboard and RAM. For now i'm going to try overclocking it to see if I can get some better performance.

Otter
10-07-2011, 04:49 PM
Pants did a very good job of directing you but this link might zero you in a little bit more:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/processors,6.html

If you give us the processor we'll be able to break it down for you more but 1 gighz is going to be very substantial in a single core processor and less so with more processors.

Pants
10-07-2011, 04:57 PM
Pants did a very good job of directing you but this link might zero you in a little bit more:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/processors,6.html

If you give us the processor we'll be able to break it down for you more but 1 gighz is going to be very substantial in a single core processor and less so with more processors.
I'll one up you, Mr. Otter.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2010/3DMark-Vantage-Overall-Performance,2416.html

:D

loochy
10-07-2011, 05:12 PM
dowload sisoftware sandra. find your processor on the processor benchmark list and compare it to the other processor

Buck
10-07-2011, 05:16 PM
I have the AMD Phenom X4 550 BE. It's pretty good. Handles everything pretty well.

Shaid
10-08-2011, 09:56 AM
Yes, it's a big difference in gaming. It's not all about the frequency (like Saul said, Intel > AMD in terms of performance) but it helps immensely.

Go to Tom's Hardware (http://www.tomshardware.com/) for reference, my man.

Yep, everytime I go to build a new rig that's the first place I go.

BryanBusby
10-08-2011, 05:32 PM
AMD sucks. Intel is awesome. That's all you need to know.

eh

You're going to get more performance out of an Intel overall, but AMD will give you the best bang for your buck.

drunkie
10-09-2011, 10:33 AM
there is more at play then just the 1ghz. for example take a p4 3ghz an take intels new gen of cpu's at3ghz . even if it was ran as a single core like the p4 it would still run circles around the p4 . the architecture makes a huge difference. there is alot of reasons for this but there really not need to go into them here. just to keep it simple not all ghz are equal. you have 2.8 ghz intels that stomp on amd 3.3ghz. truth be told the ghz doesn't mean as much as you the chip.

amd, as of right now they can't compare to intel. they are great for a budget but as of right now they can't hang with any of the top offering from intel. with that said you don't appear in the market for a high end cpu so in your case amd is prolly you best choice.


i personally would try an get a atleast quad core if you can. more an more programs are supporting mutli cores. all really depends what your using the pc for