__/ [ Chris Cox ] on Monday 06 March 2006 23:43 \__
> RS wrote:
>> What is the difference between Pentium, Celeron, and AMD?
> Too much to say briefly.. but I'll try...
> In general (emphasis on general):
> 1. Pentium = Intel's primary desktop chip (available
> in single core and dual core and ones with 64bit
> extensions or just 32bit)
> 2. Celeron = Like the Pentium, but perhaps with
> a reduced cache and/or front side bus speed. (There
> are versions with a bit larger cache and 64bit
> extensions available)
> 3. AMD
> Athlon 64 - AMD's 64bit primary desktop chip
> Sempron - A more restricted cache and a
> has a Front Side Bus (which means slower
> access to memory than the Athlon 64)
> Both Intel and AMD have some higher end
> parts as well.
> AMD FX - High end desktop chip (runs faster)
> AMD X2 - Dual core (2 cpu's on one processor) version
> of the Athlon 64.
> AMD Opteron - High end single and dual core designed
> for workstations (including 2,4,8+ CPU designs)
> Pentium EE - Pentium 4 like with larger caches.
> Xeon - High end chip designed for 2/4 processors (you can
> machines with more than 4, but even 4 is a reach for the Xeon).
> Dualcore Xeon - Dual core (2 cpu's on one processor) version
> of the Xeon.
> There's a gazillion variations I'm leaving out.
> Is there something specific you want to know? You
> can get most of your information from Intel and AMD's
It's a multiposter. You ought to have saved your time (sorry!). He is trying
to start a flamewar in irrelevant newsgroups
__/ [ RS ] on Monday 06 March 2006 22:59 \__
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