Originally Posted by Toxcity
:topic: What I don't get is that Intel are doing 3.4Ghz but AMD haven't got passed the 3.0Ghz yet?
Scary! Long Live AMD!?
Frag that was brilliant! Now I know I made the right choice and saved money
Time for another brilliant Frag speach I suppose
Prior to Core 2 and the newer mobile Pentiums from Intel, they all ran with lower operation counts per clock cycle. AMD processors on the other hand run at higher operations per clock cycle. This means that AMD proccies can run at lower clock speeds and still complete just as many operations as a Pentium running at a higher clock speed. This has changed for Intel with the new Core 2's however. I haven't checked the exact specs on the operations per clock cycle on them but I think that it's even higher than the Athlon 64's, thus the drastic clock speed reduction from Pentium to Core. Efficiency at its best