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    What is the fastest CPU speed out at the moment?

    Hey, all.
    I was curious: where can I find proof of the fastest CPU out on the market at the moment? The fastest I have seen in mags is 2GHz, but I am Sure there is faster. If U have proof, even better!
    (the reason I want proof is this guy at my TAFE reckons there is 3.5Ghz out, but I disbelieve him...)
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    the 3.6GHz P4 Northwood i believe...
    you gotta overclock it to get that speed. if you want non-overclocked, the fastest is the AthlonXP 2000+ (i think)

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    Depends >
    > 1 if you are asking about RAW clock cycles
    > 2. or which can do more work in the clock cycle

    RAW clock cycles does not mean you are FASTER in getting a job done

    The INTEl P4 cpu has been OC'd using liquid nitrogen to 3.5+ Ghz
    >>BUT

    The Intel 2.2Ghz is generally pretty much even with the AMD 2000+ which runs at about 1.567 Ghz or maybe 1.6 Ghz its just that the AMD gets more done in a clock cycle. If I remeber right it has something to do with the way the Intel Cpu does a look ahead for data, or it interprets what instructions may be needed next.

    An example >MY AMD is a 1.4Ghz 266Mhz FSB Oc'd at 1.575Ghz gets a PR rating of 2105+, 4421Mips, 2159 MFlops
    An Intel P4 at 1.6Ghz >3750 Mips,1848 MFlops so the AMD is faster at getting work done than a FASTER(in RAW clock cycles) Intel
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    The P4 2.2ghz has the highest factory(stock) clock speed(mhz) of any CPU out right now. The AthlonXP 2000+(1.66ghz) is arguably the fastest performing(best performance) production CPU out right now.

    Tom's Hardware has a P4 overclocked to 3.1ghz and an AthlonXP to a 2300+(something like 1.9ghz).

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    Intel P4 2.2Ghz is the highest clock speed thats retailing right now. Overclocked processors reach 3.0Ghz+
    Just remember clock speed isn't everything, right now the 2.2Ghz P4 is the fastest processor on the market, but a 1600Mhz AMD processor isn't far behind it in speed.

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    I believe IBM just launched it's new microchip that is rated at 110GHz. Until Conexant (sp) releases their 200Ghz, I believe IBM has both Intel and AMD resting on it's feet in terms of fastest cpu.

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    Originally posted by delhi
    I believe IBM just launched it's new microchip that is rated at 110GHz. Until Conexant (sp) releases their 200Ghz, I believe IBM has both Intel and AMD resting on it's feet in terms of fastest cpu.
    That is very interesting-but-I think no I know he ment consumer chips not special puprpose chips for use with NASA and factory's that can blow a mill. on a cpu!To produce speed at a low cost is the ultimate goal for any consumer cpu.Intel and amd don't have to compete with that tech as no one would by it!

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    keep in mind that the AMD cost LITERALY half of what the P4 Northwood2.2 costs

    where can i buy one of these liquid helium cooled IBM processors?

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    I see a lot of references to Tom's Hardware in these forums. If you read Tom's hardware, it says that the P4 isn't being fully utilized by today's applications/hardware. And that it'll beat the XP with RDRam. But anyway just more support for Intel's dedication to future technolgies.

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    Fastest Retail Chip P4 Northwood 2.2 Ghz
    Fastest Performance P4 Northwood 2.2 Ghz
    Max Speed O.C P4 Northwood 2.2 Ghz @ 4Ghz (Here at Sysopt Overclockers Database)
    Fastest if Price and Performance ratio considered AMD AthlonXP 2000+

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    I feel the coming of an AMD vs Intel Thread
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    Aren't we forgetting those Apple G5 cpus?

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    we have to many of those already

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    I prefer Intel. I'm not trying to start another pointless IntelvAMD thread. Just answering IMO the answer to the question. Everyone has a choice and an opinion. In my opinion the P4 2.2Ghz is faster than the Athlon XP 2000+ but it depends on a lot of stuff. Just like the Chevy vs Ford rivalry. Each has their good and bad points.

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    let me sum up a bit:
    -AMD is just a bit slower than P4
    -AMD literaly costs half as much
    -AMD is just as reliable
    -AMD is not as overclockable as the P4 because it has big circuitry
    -don't buy P4 thinking you will overclock it to 4ghz, i seriously doubt that you have some spare liquid nitrogen or liquid helium just laying around.
    -AMD has been socket A for a long time and i think the hammer is supposed to be socket A also..... it means that you don't have to upgrade mobos as much but you do need to upgrade mobo to use the hammer since it is such a big change from the old (not released yet)
    -the AMD thoroughbread is coming out, it has smaller circuitry than the XP so it will run cooler while at the same speed and has the capability to be overclocked a bit more, but as i said you don't have liquid nitrogen so forget that.

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