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Topic: Doing research for school: AMD vs. Intel   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2005 10:36:03 AM(UTC)
I know the topic has been beat to death, but I need some (technical) information. I am taking a class called Comp 220: Computer Organization and Design. It deals with the hardware and software interface of the computer. We are all required to do some sort of independent study. I chose to research the AMD vs. Intel argument from a hardware perspective. I don't care about gaming, frame-rate, none of that: just pure CPU power.

Here are a couple of questions, and I would really only like qualified responses.

1) What sort of pipelining interface does the AMD Athlon 64 have compared to an Intel Pentium 4 w/ HT Technology?

2) How does an AMD processor with a lower clock rate compare with an Intel processor of a much higher rate, and why?

3) How does the hardware of an AMD processor differ from that of an Intel (memory interface, etc.)?

4) How does the AMD processor's cache methods differ from Intel's?

If anybody has any other input or questions they can add, I would appreciate it. The presentation is only going to be 10-15 minutes, but needs to be packed with information.

I have been doing research on Intel's and AMD's websites and looking at the technical documents, also. If anybody has any other reputable resources, I would appreciate that too.

Thanks,

-Brian