Are AMD's new model numbers confusing?

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Are AMD's new model numbers confusing?

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:38 am

Holy Crap... Are you guys confused yet?

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Pins    Model No.   Clock        Cache      HT
754      2800+      1800MHz      512K      800MHz
754      3000+      2000MHz      512K      800MHz
754      3200+      2000MHz      1MB       800MHz
754      3200+      2200MHz      512K      800MHz
754      3300+      2400MHz      256K      800MHz
754      3400+      2200MHz      1MB       800MHz
754      3400+      2400MHz      512K      800MHz
754      3700+      2400MHz      1MB       800MHz
939      3000+      1800MHz      512K      1GHz
939      3200+      2000MHz      512K      1GHz
939      3400+      2200MHz      512K      800MHz
939      3500+      2200MHz      512K      1GHz
939      3800+      2400MHz      512K      1GHz
939      4000+      2400MHz      1MB       1GHz

AMD is getting just as confusing as Intel's new naming scheme!
Last edited by Apoptosis on Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:41 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Postby Bio-Hazard » Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:41 am

I'm trying to keep things straight................. :shock:

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Postby infinitevalence » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:00 am

your forgetting two very important variables, price, and overclockablity. Thoses are the two things i look for first then i worry about all that other stuff. A hammer is a hammer, while more cache is a good thing its been shown that the amount of cache on the hammer accounts for very little difference except in some applications.
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Postby eric m. » Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:04 pm

i think there is a formula. it is something like this:

------ X overclockability = y

where y=actual worth.

um..ok that formula sucks, but the bottom line is that the new numbers for both companies mean pretty much nothing. there are some processors and series of processors that OC better than others, and the only way to determine this is to do it, or wait for someone to do it and see what works and what doesn't.

this whole getting away from the MHZ battle is weird to me because this is what we all grew up on. also, we use a sequential numbering system and it's just ingrained in our heads. it's like horsepower. what if car companies started giving random numbers to tell how powerful an engine was. it would totally suck.
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