... AMD Athlon boasts their ability to be able to make more use per MHz thus meaning that their clock speed is advertised as lower that what it might actually be when compared to the same generation Intel processor. You should not let this put you of as AMD like to name their processors with the ... Read review
"...compared to the same generation Intel processor. You should not let this put you of as AMD like to name their processors with the equivalent Intel clock speed. For example, the AMD Athlon 64 3000+ is supposed to be as fast as the Intel Pentium 3.0 GHz equivalent. Whilst on the subject of AMD vs. Intel, Intel processors tend to run a lot hotter than their AMD counterpart meaning that you may need to reconsider your cooling system if upgrading from ..."
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Whether performing video editing, playing graphic intensive games or running multiple background tasks simultaneously, users today have high expectations for their PC performance with little tolerance for degradation in experience. For people who run multiple demanding applications simultaneously, the Intel Pentium D processor is Intel's preferred desktop processor. Because it is powered by two execution cores in one processor it offers exceptional functionality and performance so consumers get the most productivity and enjoyment from their PCs when one or more people are running multiple applications at the same time.In today's usage environment, processor speed alone is not enough to ensure a great experience. Today users require the power of simultaneous computing found in a dual core processor. An Intel dual-core processor delivers consumer value by providing additional computing resources that expand the PC's capabilities and provide platform-level advancements for consumers in the form of higher throughput and simultaneous computing. With an Intel Pentium D processor users may perform multiple tasks such as digital rendering and gaming all while running virus scan or other background tasks seamlessly.