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Created On: 08/17/2006 01:25 AM
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 08/17/2006 01:25 AM
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Tyemnata
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The million dollar question is this: is the processor speed listed per core or as the sum of both cores?
 08/17/2006 01:54 AM
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Originally posted by: Tyemnata
The million dollar question is this: is the processor speed listed per core or as the sum of both cores?



AMD have a PR rating system for Athlon64 that would give an impression on how fast a CPU would be to standard I can not remember. Remeber to compare apple against apple even for dual core vs single core and use benchmarks as these give a better knowledge for what to expect. Clock speed istated are for each core as the same for how much cache each have. (Normal way to print this is "2 x 512 MB" or "1 MB" cache, but it you have to use OPN as this number give you exact data for each version of CPU that AMD have on market. OPN are that number you see after you have made filter list and "BOX" only means retail version that willl have HSF and CPU in a package with warranty of three year from. Tray (OEM) doesn't have the same warrant from AMD, but from in most cases are warranted from reseller. OPN will be visual in PIB and have same OPN as for OEM as this the chips specification, so you can check your boxed version before open it that you got right CPU.

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 08/17/2006 11:42 AM
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Originally posted by: Tyemnata
The million dollar question is this: is the processor speed listed per core or as the sum of both cores?



The PR rating is a representation of how fast the CPU is with representation to a pentium 4, the listed operating speed is per core.

For instance, a 3800 X2 is 2ghz, per core, but only has 512kb L2 cache per core, totaling 1MB for the whole chip.

My Opty is 1800mhz per core(stock), and has 1MB of L2 per core, so L2 totals 2MB.

With respect to the PR number, the quality of the comparison to anything outside of any AMD chips doesnt really work anymore, so use the PR rating for comparing only AMD chips to AMD, and use benchmarks around the web to compare estimated performance compared to other chips

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