AMD Microprocessors

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is a semiconductor company that designs and manufactures microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, graphical processors, DTV decoded chips and handheld media chipsets. Their chips are used as integral parts of PCs, supercomputers and game consoles since 1969.

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What is the difference between AMD and Intel processors?

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Here are some very simple things that are different between them: INTEL processors: Intel was the first major brand for desktop CPUs, they survived a lot of competitors. The CPUs they manufacture are always a bit more expensive than AMDs. Because of their market shares, Intel was able to force some "gadgets" onto the market. Until 2002, all CPUs were classified by the speed (for example 2GHz - so 2000MHz). Intel lost some influence on the desktops CPU market because of AMDs techniques - they used not only pure speed but a more specific command kernel. By that the CPUs (i.E. AMD Athlon XP) were slower, but provided the same results as a faster Intel CPU (remember? AMD at 1.666GHz was the same as a INTEL on 1,8GHz). Intel provides most of the "normal" server CPUs today. Private users often choose AMDs for their machines to save costs. Intel supports the classification by the pure speed of a CPU no more. The introduced new numbers for the CPUs which represent the speed, the advanced features, the cache etc. for a certain CPU (and the best for them: you cannot compare them to AMD any longer as easily as it was before ...) AMD: AMD concentrated on the PC and consumer market and cut the costs for their CPUs in order to be more competitive. Nowadays the AMD CPUs are hotter than Intel CPUs, therefore you will need a better cooling and your system will be a bit louder. AMD provides a dual core CPU for PCs longer than Intel and I guess they have more experience with these features. For gaming systems it is more a question of taste and money than a real difference. Both platforms have their advantages: You cannot do anything wrong, as long as you try to get a CPU with a big cache (1mb at least! - so NO CELERON or SEMPRON) and the rest is a question of RAM and the used video card. Both chips are very similar, but due to marketing, they seem very very different from each other. The primary "marketing" difference is the way they claim their speeds. The Intel chipsets (Pentium, celeron) use MHz as a speed factor. IE "This Pentium 4 chip runs at 3000 MHz" (IE a Pentium 4 3.0). The AMD chipsets do not use a MegaHertz rating for speed because they believe doing so would make their chips seem slower than their Intel counterparts. This is due to the difference in instruction set handling that AMD uses, and is too technical to really get into here. Instead you may see an AthlonXP 1600, etc. Apply the following formula to determine the "Pentium" equivalent MHz speed. MHz = (XP rating/1.5) + (500/1.5) For example, with an Athlon 1600, the math would break down like this: MHz = (1600/1.5) + (500/1.5) MHz = (1066.66) + (333.33) MHz = 1399.99 Which would be equivalent to the last incarnation of the Pentium 3 (at 1400 MHz). Because Intel has enjoyed longer commercial success than AMD, you can typically find comparable AMD chips for half the cost. This has to do with brand loyalty and advertising costs as well as the types of memory used in both chips. Intel uses more expensive RDR RAM while the AMD chips use DDR RAM. That said, the RDR RAM is faster (533 MHz versus the 333 MHz of the DDR RAM) and helps to soften the blow of the cost of the chips to the consumer. Another user said: The main difference between AMD and Intel processors are that AMD processors have a 10 step execution process which doesn't allow as fast of a clock but AMD's counter that by being able to do more operations per clock cycle. Intels on the other hand have a 20 step execution process which allows much higher clock speeds but they have fewer operations per clock. That's why a 2.08 Ghz AMD barton can perform at levels like a 2.8 GHz Pentium 4. Another difference between the processors are the sockets they use. AMD's generally use Socket A (462 pins) while Intel generally uses Socket 478 (478 pins). Other differences include supported chip sets, AMD motherboards generally use SIS, VIA, or N force chip sets while Intel motherboards use Intel, SIS, and most recently ATI chip sets. AMD is a favorite for over clockers because with minor modifications the FSB multiplier can be unlocked while Intel multipliers cannot be unlocked (Not to say that AMD is used exclusively by over clockers, because it is not, but this ability to be unlocked is a plus). Also as of now Intel processors have the largest L3 cache at 2mb while the largest for AMD is 1mb. Intel processors have a more diverse library of CPUs than AMD, and have higher-end models too, they also have "hyperthreading" which theoretically doubles the amount of cores in your CPU.
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What is the difference between the AMD Athlon and the AMD Sempron?

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Semprons' are single-core processors except for the 4 "Brisbane" models which are the only dual-core Semprons'. And the fastest Semprons' are "Sargas" models (based off the Phenom II) and the "Sargas" have a top default frequency of 2.8 GHz. Semprons' are designed to be a low-budget processor. Athlons' have a long and large line; the original Athlon, Athlon 64, Athlon x2, Athlon XP, and Athlon II. Athlons' are now the mid to low-budget processor. the Athlon line offers a huge diversity of choices. Athlon II is based off the Phenom II processor. The main difference is the aimed target group which is budget level for either processor. They both share similar architecture and some of both are based off the Phenom II.
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Will Intel make a Pentium 5?

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The Pentium brand has been relegated to low-cost / budget processors. Creating a processor called the "Pentium 5" would confuse consumers, who now expect a Pentium to be a cheaper processor, while the name would imply that it was a flagship successor to the Pentium 4.
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Where can you look at a 1996 Saturn SL1 manual without buying it?

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Call the library's around your area many have such books. , EzForJesus Autozone.com has manuals for almost every car (including pictures) on their website, just go to repair information. An auto wrecker is a good place to pick one up cheap ... I know you don't want to buy one, but it could be just a few bucks.
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Does an amd phenom II x4 have L1 cache?

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Yes. 64 KBytes for Data & 64 Kbytes for Instructions. It is the same as the Athlon 64 X2
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Is Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250 at 1.5 GHz a decent processor?

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see the web site for comparison http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number/chart/core2duo.htm
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What is the name of the company for Gravure cylinder preparation world wide.?

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shilp gravures limited india, gujarat, kalol, sola-santej road, rakanpur. American and European rotogravure plants own their own equipment to plate and engrave cylinders.
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Is amd a loud processor?

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Processors themselves don't make any noise; it is the cooling fan. The noise a particular computer puts out can vary by model of processor, brand of cooling fan, size of cooling fan, and age of the cooling fan. As such, there is no definitive answer to your question.
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Which is the better computer when comparing an Intel Pentium and an AMD Athlon?

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I can tell you that a AMD Athlon is better for games but a Intel Pentium is better for educational purposes. I'l hope you a answer on your question. Regards, Jack
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Can you replace an amd turion 64 mobile processor with an amd turion 64 x2 mobile proceessor?

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It depends if they have the same socket or not, which they usually don't. It also depends if your motherboard supports it or not. Check the manual and it should have a list of supported processors and speeds. This also depends if your laptop allows you to change the processor. Some are soldered on.
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What is wrong if you build a computer with 1.7 GHz AMD processor but the computer says it is only running at 1.1 GHz?

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First, make sure that the processor is supposed to run at 1.7mHz, and is not a 1700. An AMD 1700 should run at 1.46mHz. Second, when your computer starts up you should see information saying "Press [key] to enter Setup", where [key] is F1, or ESC, or Insert. Press that key, enter setup, and browse through the screens you see. This is your BIOS, and one of the settings will be clock speed for the processor. It sounds like your motherboard didn't auto-recognize your processor and defaulted to a low clock speed. You should be able to change the speed to get the processor to run correctly. Note that if you run the clock speed at higher than the CPU is rated for you can MELT the CPU, motherboard, and anything else nearby. Computer performance geeks rig up elaborate cooling techniques so they can "overclock" - it's like hot-rodding your computer - but it's a bad idea for non-geeks to try. The speed of a CPU consists of the multiplier and the bus speed. On old boards u should look for jumpers but on new ones you should look in the BIOS.
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AMD Turion64X2 and Intel Core 2 Duo which is better?

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It will depend on the exact processor model number. There are many processors in Turion and Core2Duo series with varying specifications. Core2Duo processors with similar specs outperforms Turion and Athlon in most benchmarks. AMD processors are overall cheaper. - Neeraj Sharma
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Is amd v-series processor as good as athlon II?

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Absolutely not. The AMD V-series is a low-end, low-power, single-core processor designed for use in netbooks and other low-intensity situations. The Athlon II series is a mid-range AMD processor line dedicated to the common consumer, offering every processor in between a 2.8 GHz dual-core and a 3.1 GHz quad-core for whatever needs you have. Go with the Athlon II series, starting at $56.99 on Newegg.com.
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What is meant by microprocessor and explain its operation?

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Microprocessor is a programmable logic device which has computing and decision making capability similar to a cpu of a computer..the versions of microprocessor is 8085,8086,8088..
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Can you put an Intel processor if it only uses AMD processors?

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Unfortunately, no. AMD uses the Pin Grid Array socket system, where the processor has many pins that fit into holes on the motherboard. Intel, on the other hand, uses what is called the Land Grid Array socket system, where there are many pins on the motherboard's processor socket that connect with contacts on the processor. They're completely reverse systems, and attempting to use one with the other will result in severe, unrepairable damage to both the processor and the motherboard. Please do not attempt to use any Intel processor with a motherboard that uses AMD processors, or vice-versa.
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What does 'anti' mean?

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opposite, opposing, against anti means against, contrary, con, etc.
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What is a processor?

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As the name indicates, a processor is a complex logic circuitry, that can process instructions which are written to make a computer perform a particular task. It is also referred as a 'Central Processing Unit'. When integrated on a single integrated chip or IC (microchip or logic chip) with all the logic circuitry it is termed as a 'microprocessor'. Normally microprocessor is called as a single chip computer, which is capable of performing arithmetic and logic operations, which make use of registers for storage. My bell is green The basic functionality of processor is to get instruction at the client or user or automated machine side and and analyse it, after analysis it responds to user required information or error report , if any. moreover it has ALU unit that performs arithmetic and logical operations. Processor is also known as the central processing unit (CPU). A processor is a primary chip inside a computer and it contains the digital circuitry. A processor executes all the programs and the instructions inside the computer. The processor is also embedded in the small devices and in the personal computers and is known as microprocessor. Its speed is measured in the Gigahertz. Higher the processor's speed, the more instructions it can process in less time. Try, Intel atom based processors Netbook because it is a great little piece of technology of Intel, lightweight and easy to take anywhere, and is much lesser price as compare with Laptop and with a great battery life. The processor is like the 'brain' of the computer. Everything (instructions) goes through it. The speed of it can affect how quickly your computer runs, not just RAM, and the more cores it has the more programs you can run at the full speed at the same time and hyperthreading is where the kernel emulates that it is completing threads (processes) so they are completed faster. The processor is the 'brains' of the computer.
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Which is better an AMD Turion 64 X2 or an AMD Athlon 64 X2?

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[quote] AMD turion 64 x2 is better than amd athlon 64 x2 if you want good graphics, gaming and small computing [/quote] actually, no its not. The Athlon 64 X2 is a much better processor in terms of performance. the only benefit that the turion has is that it can conserve battery power better in a laptop. generally speaking you will find turion processors in laptops, and athlons in desktops. if you can find a laptop with an athlon i would suggest you get that over a turion if you are not concerned about battery life and more about performance. :D
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What is the best AMD processor for gaming?

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The Phenom II Thuban 1100T Six-Core is currently the best AMD processor available. 6 cores is plenty for any game that you throw at it.
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Which motherboard goes the best with AMD Phenom II x6 1090T processor?

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Any 890FX, AMD-based motherboards. I have a GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 and it runs swimmingly. However, Asus, MSI, and a few others make perfectly good mother boards for the 1090t that supports DDR3 and also go wonderfully with ATi (AMD) graphics cards.
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What processor is better - Intel dual core or amd dual core?

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surely intel Intel i7 if based purely on performance. But for bang per buck - then I still go with AMD their 3 cores processors are well priced & offer good value at the moment.
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What is the difference between AMD Turion and AMD Athlon?

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Turion 64 is based on Athlon 64's architecture, and the main difference between Turion 64 and Athlon 64 Mobile is the power consumption, which is lower on Turion 64: Athlon 64 Mobile dissipates 65 W while Turion 64 dissipates only 35 W (ML models) or 25 W (MT models). Another difference between them is the amount of L2 cache, which is always of 1 MB on Athlon 64 Mobile, while Turion 64 can have a L2 memory cache of 512 KB or 1 MB, depending on the model In addition - Athlon was developed mainly for desktop and turion for laptops Answer Overall Athlon range is economy version and has less performance compared to Turion which are relatively high end processors. Although initially Athlon name was used only for desktop processors, later both Turion and Athlon brands have been used for dual core processors designed for notebook computers. Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core processor family is AMD's most advanced family of dual-core processors made for mobility to date. Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor family is a more affordable relatively lower performance range of processors for notebook PCs. Exact specification and performance numbers depends on the model number of the processor in respective families. - Neeraj Sharma Yes, You are right neeraj, i agree with your answer.
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What is the difference between Intel and SPARC?

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They are both CPU types. Intel mainly make what are known as x86 processors which have a particular instruction set and conform to whats known as a CISC ( Complex Instruction Set ) type - These are also made by AMD. This means most instructions are implemented in silicon. The SPARC architecture is a RISC ( Reduced Instruction Set ) type where they implement a lower number of instructions in silicon which makes each instrucion faster and then other instruction are made from combinations of the hardware based ones. Another major difference is the byte ordering in that the bits are Big Endian in SPARC and little endian in Intel / x86 i.e. BE reads bytes left to right, LE is right to left