In order to facilitate comparability of different Processors according to their performance(NOT raw clockspeed), AMD introduced a 'Quantispeed
' ">http://www.amd.com/us-en/asset...31B_Quantispeed_wp.pdf'-rating for their processors.
Since an Athlon 64 can do more work per clock-cycle than a P4, it will perform about equal or better than a much higher clocked P4 even tho it is only clocked at 2.0GHz - hence the 3200+ rating.
This is because basically, intel's 'Netburst'-architecture(what the P4 is based on) sacrifices efficiency in order to be able to attain high clockspeeds.Here's
' ">http://www.amd.com/us-en/asset...nd_tech_docs/30579.pdf AMD's Processor Performance Evaluation Guide.
It will give you an idea about how this rating works
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