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    why buy a C2D?

    This may be a very obvious question, but my amd 64 3000+ has a fsb of 200 and a multiplier of 10 = 2ghz - why would i shell out 100 odd quid on a 6400 to only get 2.13 ghz?

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    Clock for clock, the c2d is faster. Overclocking potential is better.

    Bottom line is, if your current pc does all the stuff you need it to, in a decent amount of time, stick with what youve got until its out of date and not fast enough or dead.
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    because it isn't all about clockspeed alone (& not to mention the extra core).
    Having said that depending upon what your usage is it may not be worth the cost.

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    hmmm, and directx 10? - i suppose thats the thing.....oh and vista.....

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    its not about the ghz anymore. that stopped when amd made the PR with lower clocked athlons beating the pentiums. Don't think you should shell out yet. save the money and buy the parts later. amd 3000+ is still good enough to run windows xp. unless your pushing forward and need more firepower in that pc of yours.

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    have just upgraded yesterday from AMD64 3000, like yourself, to E6600

    speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedy

    big difference, and reason for the upgrade, was video editing / after effects use. Substantial increase in speed.

    eg render AVI to MPEG2: from about 130% realtime (approx) to 33% of realtime. BIG timesaver.

    same 2GB, tho obviously changed DDR to DDR2

    I like muchly.

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    Just for kicks...

    http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...=433&chart=185

    But like the others have said, unless you're computer is unbearably slow, there's no point in upgrading.

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    They are far more efficient processors and overclock like crazy.

    2 very good reasons right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    Just for kicks...

    http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...=433&chart=185

    But like the others have said, unless you're computer is unbearably slow, there's no point in upgrading.
    But thats just Video Editing.
    Intel was always better when it come to Video/Multimedia stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derchris View Post
    But thats just Video Editing.
    Intel was always better when it come to Video/Multimedia stuff.
    thats why alot of people went amd because most enthusiasts play games

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    This might help explain why GHz isnt as importaint anymore

    http://tomshardware.co.uk/2007/03/26...rtz_battle_uk/

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    I have always bought AMD and currently run three rigs one is an X2 3800,the second is an X2 4400 and the third is a C2D E6400. The Intel C2D is my main rig. I hate to say it but the Intel is just better in tests,you may get the 4400 to keep up but in real life the Intel just feels better at everything. If I have to use the other comps for something they just dont feel as right as the Intel. For most things there is still nothing wrong with the AMDs and I still recommend them to folks who want a budget everyday workhorse/ gaming machine.

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    im still waiting for amd to pull up top :/
    i just don't feel like being intel, still dont have HT on those C2D's

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    Quote Originally Posted by derchris View Post
    But thats just Video Editing.
    Intel was always better when it come to Video/Multimedia stuff.
    not true. I know a LOT of professional media creators, here in the UK & the states, who have been using AMD's x2 until the Core2Duos came out. Now they're jumping ship due to C2D being faster, but never a problem with AMD in the video production world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddam View Post
    not true. I know a LOT of professional media creators, here in the UK & the states, who have been using AMD's x2 until the Core2Duos came out. Now they're jumping ship due to C2D being faster, but never a problem with AMD in the video production world.

    beside the fact that they wouldn't even use a PC, they are all using Macs for this stuff, Intel was and I think will always be faster then AMD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derchris View Post
    beside the fact that they wouldn't even use a PC, they are all using Macs for this stuff, Intel was and I think will always be faster then AMD.
    2 of the greatest generalisations ever made?

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