Summary: I bought this in 2003 as my first AMD processor. In fact I think it was part of my first computer that I actually assembled myself. During those days my buds were really into LANs, and this thing kicked butt.
the best processor for the 32 bit platform - beats intel hands down
17 March 2012
Summary: intel chips do nothing but create heat & swallow electricity. amd trumps intel in every way where it is crucial. this chip is the top of the heap for 32 bit computing - except no substitutes - or- false advertising from companies that have deep pockets & a bullying manufacturing to market monopoly.
Summary: I was an intel fan.. i had a 3.2 pentium 4 and heard for games that the amd would beat it... so i measured my comp video test and scored a 200 then switched the card out and got a 325... on the test this is a significant difference..
Excerpt: Yeah yeah, it's a 2.2 clock speed I know...but ignore that for a moment, as is becoming more and more obvious in today's world clock speed isn't the be all and end all of processing power. It's now possible to get 1.x Ghz chips that run circles around older 3.x ghz chips.
Excerpt: i think that this processor is amazing, not only can i be installing a game i can be playing a game, defragmenting and doing other things and no slowness at all.. The price is alot of money though, but i would say it is well worth it.