Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




33 posts

Geek


Topic # 23448 29-Jun-2008 21:00
Send private message

Can someone rank these in order of best to worst. They are just the latest processors i have seen in mailers.

Thanks

2.2ghz Pentium Dual Core, 
2.1ghz intel core 2 Duo, 
2.4ghz intel core 2 quad, 
intel celeron 2.0ghz, 
pentium dual core 1.73ghz, 
AMD Turion 64 X2 2.1GHZ, 
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 2.6GHZ, 
AMD Phenom-9500 2.2GHz, 
2.0GHz AMD Sempron, 
2.7GHz AMD Athlon? 64 X2 Dual Core

Create new topic

STI

239 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted

  Reply # 141333 29-Jun-2008 22:09
Send private message

Don't meant to sound offensive, but you should do some reading first.

A good place to start is Tom's hardware cpu charts. Some of the cpus you listed are also considered to be superseded, have a read through Wikipedia as well.






4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 141336 29-Jun-2008 22:20
Send private message

Roughly as a guess:
2.4ghz intel core 2 quad,
AMD Phenom-9500 2.2GHz
2.1ghz intel core 2 Duo,
2.7GHz AMD Athlon? 64 X2 Dual Core
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 2.6GHZ,
2.2ghz Pentium Dual Core,
AMD Turion 64 X2 2.1GHZ,
2.0GHz AMD Sempron,

Its hard to tell when you've only given the clock for most, which means i have to guess which one you're talking about and when it was made.
 Its hard to make a general statement
when you factor in quad core etc
 What are you looking at buying? A whole computer, an upgrade?

 
 
 
 


424 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 141350 29-Jun-2008 23:50
Send private message

I can't rank those processors but a good place is www.hwbot.org, people upload results of benchmarks, there are thousands of results there, all the way back to 386's.  I am in the market for a new laptop, so I headed over to www.notebookreview.com and I wanted to compare the fastest with the slowest.  It turns out that there is about a 2:1 ratio between fastest and slowest.  Using the Wprime32 benchmark (which apparently tests multicore processors to their limit).  Graphing, there seems to be a 15% gain per year, so in 5 years the fastest will be the slowest.

Graph is below:

Graph
Graph
Graph

xpd

Geek,gamer,father
8201 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1073

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 141364 30-Jun-2008 08:45
Send private message

Latest PC Authority magazine has a round up of all CPU's from the last few years with graphs etc....  perfect for your query :)




XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / Zotac 760GTX AMP! / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258 @3.9Ghz

 

Logitech G400S Mouse / SteelSeries Apex Raw Keyboard / Logitech G933 Headphones / Samsung S23C300L Monitor / Zalman Z-Machine Mouse Mat

 

Internet provided by : Voyager - VDSL 65/28  -  Musical Support by : Like A Storm - Visual Entertainment by : Plex and Steam and Overwatch




33 posts

Geek


  Reply # 141376 30-Jun-2008 09:17
Send private message

Thanks everyone. Thinking of buying a new PC. Laptop starting to give out or not meet requirements so have been looking at retailers and what they have compared to what i have now (Inspiron 1100). I'm prone to doing lots of things at once eg. surf, pla games, write excel stuff, play music so i need to find something that will cope a bit better. Also not looking top of the range and want to be able to compare the prices to the processors in them as in some cases thats the major difference.

Thanks

xpd

Geek,gamer,father
8201 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1073

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 141424 30-Jun-2008 11:34
Send private message

Might help a bit...

http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Review/114374,intel-core-2-duo.aspx




XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / Zotac 760GTX AMP! / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258 @3.9Ghz

 

Logitech G400S Mouse / SteelSeries Apex Raw Keyboard / Logitech G933 Headphones / Samsung S23C300L Monitor / Zalman Z-Machine Mouse Mat

 

Internet provided by : Voyager - VDSL 65/28  -  Musical Support by : Like A Storm - Visual Entertainment by : Plex and Steam and Overwatch


4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 141557 30-Jun-2008 16:20
Send private message

imo get a custom build, rather than a branded one. Branded ones like dell tend to be a lot harder to upgrade etc and usually charge a fair bit more once you get above introduction prices.
If you aren't confident building one yourself, get a friend to do it, or most computer stores will do this for you for a small labour charge.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chow brothers plan to invest NZ$100 million in technology
Posted 24-Sep-2017 16:24


Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted 21-Sep-2017 15:33


FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.