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Will an Intel Atom Dual-Core 330 CPU be quicker than an AMD Athlon 2800?

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Thinking of upgrading one of my daughters PC's with an ITX system but didn't want to go down in speed on the processor.
I know it's a lot newer by at least 5 years but the 1.6ghz speed bothers me.

Thanks
 
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I have an Athlon 3000 under the desk (old computer I use for testing networked code and as a backup) and it completely destroys the Atom 330 in my netbook at everything I use it for.
 
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The Atom runs at about the same speed clock for clock as a late Pentium 4 if you average out the benchmarks. Pentium D 1.6GHz anyone?

I'd build something with a Pentium E/Core 2 instead.
 
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its easily better than a athlon xp 2800 i assume you mean?

but i wouldnt recommend it over a custom system tbh

pick up a cheap intel pentium dual core e series and work from there
 
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