Q: I need an analogy to explain the difference between AMD and Intel
A: Think of it as a pick-up vs. semi. Some rigs can hit 100MPH with 40 tons, while a pick-up could hit about 150MPH with 1 ton. The pickup is able to make more runs back and forth because it is faster than the rig, but it hauls less each time around
Class1 said:I have a P4 3.06 hyperthreading and a Athlon xp 2.4. The P4 has a gig of rdram and the Athlon has 256mb of ddr. The P4 is slightly faster but not that you'd notice for most apps. The P4 folds protiens faster and is faster in photoshop but that is probably due to ram difference and the difference in proc speed between them. They start up from complete shutdown within a couple seconds of each other.
Sven_Lee said:So what are some of the main factors in a good processor? I was always under the impression - the more hertz the better..