View Full Version : Clawhammer @2.5 vs Northwood @3.5 which would win???
06-18-04, 11:14 PM
Both these speeds seem resonable expectations so which chip would win? I would love to see a review someplace doing this since like 95% of us are overclockers. Anyone seen one?
06-18-04, 11:20 PM
win in what?
For most things the A64 takes it.
What sort of tasks are we talking about here?
In 3dmark, a 4.1-4.2GHz NW is needed to match my A64 at 2.5ghz. In SuperPI, around 4 GHz. PIFast 3.7-3.8 matches up to me. In sandra, a 3.2c at stock beats mine in everything, probably. :rolleyes:
06-18-04, 11:26 PM
Lol @ sandra:) Hey I'd just like to see a review with detailed, real world tests likes been done with the A-XP mobile over at tech report.
Would it be fair to look at a review of the 3400+ which runs at 2.2 then add about 12% to all benchmarks to compensate for the 300mhz lacking?
Then find a review of the 3.2 northwood and add about 9% to those bechmarks for its 300 mhz lacking?
Aren't there comparos between the the 3700+ and the 3.4GHz NW?
06-18-04, 11:41 PM
I found one now that you mention it. Wow is the clawhammer email@example.com it does serious damage to northwood @3.4. http://www.extremetech.com/print_article/0,1583,a=128643,00.asp
I assume this will hold true giving each processor 100 more mhz?
06-19-04, 03:43 AM
Actually an extra 100MHz would favour the Clawhammer over the P4 on two counts - one starting from a lower clock speed hence a greater percentage increase and secondly the better scaleability of the a64.
Well, to be fair, the 2.4ghz part is called a 3700+ for a reason. If intel had a 3.7GHz part out, then a fair comparison could be made. Too bad they don't. :)
06-19-04, 01:16 PM
Another review of 2.4 clawhammer vs. 3.4 EE northwood. wins games, AVI encoding, holds it's own in other apps.
06-19-04, 01:25 PM
unless you are considering a 2.4c, then 3.5 isn't really a fair OC on the nw.
ppl in the intel forums are regularly getting between 3.75 and 3.9ghz on air.
stories of 4ghz on air are cropping up as well.
3.5 would be considered a terrible oc on anything 3.0 or higher i would think.
that'd be like getting your a64 3200+ up to 2.35ghz. :o
but i would think the a64 would still win a lot of the benches at that speed.
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