Here’s a little chart on how other processors compare with a standard Hyperthreaded Pentium 4. I found it on (can you guess?) the Elder Scrolls forums in a thread that describes how to make absolutely sure your computer can run this thing.
…you may be a little confused if your processor is not a Pentium 4; they only list “Pentium 4 2.0/3.0 GHz or equivalent.” To attempt to alleviate confusion, here is a little guide. Just take out your calculator, and multiply either your AMD processor’s “plus” rating, or the speed of your Intel processor in MHz, by the following numbers. The result would be what you should compare to the official system specs.
- Celeron – 0.50
- Celeron D – 0.80
- Sempron – 0.85
- Pentium 4 (no hyper-threading) – 0.90
- AthlonXP – 0.95
- Pentium 4 (with hyper-threading) – 1.00
- Pentium 4 Extreme Edition – 1.10
- Athlon64 – 1.15
- Celerom M – 1.75
- Pentium M – 1.85
- Intel Core Solo – 1.85
- Opteron ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 1.85
- Athlon64 FX – 1.85 (clock speed, see below for exact numbers)
FX-51: ~4.0GHz (equal to an AMD 3700+, actually runs at 2.2GHz like the 3700+ San Diego)
FX-53: ~4.4GHz (equal to an AMD 4000+, actually runs at 2.4GHz like the San Diego 4000+)
FX-55: ~4.8GHz (equal to an AMD 4200+, actually runs at 2.6GHz)
FX-57: ~5.2GHz (equal to an AMD 4500+, actually runs at 2.8GHz)
FX-60: Varies (equal to a pair of FX-55s together)
- Pentium D – Special, as much as ~1.80
- AthlonX2 – Special, as much as ~1.80
- Intel Core Duo – Special, as much as ~3.35
Really interesting, actually. Look at that Core Duo. Edrick’s gonna have a super system, dang. Freakin’ computer progression. A year after I get my laptop, they triple the speed a laptop can handle with minimal heat increase. Pssh. Not jealous, nope……………………..