not sure if this is do able but ...

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
i would like to know if this AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5000+ can be converted into it's intel equality. i want this done because my parents got a new computer and it has that processer and i plan on getting the macbook pro with the 2.2 ghz processer and i'd like to know the difference and the actual power in "intel units" of the amd processer. thank you.

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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,180moderator
    The AMD is a 2.6GHz chip and according to this page, it's slower than the Intel Core 2 Duo Conroe at the same clock speed by maybe 10%:



    http://www.hothardware.com/articles/...lysis/?page=14



    Since we're talking 2.6GHz desktop vs 2.2Ghz laptop, I'd expect the Macbook to be slower but I wouldn't say significantly so given that the AMD performs slower than the Core 2 Duo at the same clock speed.



    The slower hard drive will affect some apps though and you might get a 10% hit from using a 5400 rpm drive. But for purely CPU-based stuff, I'd say they'll be close.
  • Reply 2 of 2
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    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    The AMD is a 2.6GHz chip and according to this page, it's slower than the Intel Core 2 Duo Conroe at the same clock speed by maybe 10%:



    http://www.hothardware.com/articles/...lysis/?page=14



    Since we're talking 2.6GHz desktop vs 2.2Ghz laptop, I'd expect the Macbook to be slower but I wouldn't say significantly so given that the AMD performs slower than the Core 2 Duo at the same clock speed.



    The slower hard drive will affect some apps though and you might get a 10% hit from using a 5400 rpm drive. But for purely CPU-based stuff, I'd say they'll be close.



    thanks.
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