DDR refers to the Dual Data Rate memory, which the memory controller on the Athlon a64 is right in the CPU die itself making it even faster. But the processor speed scale of the athlon model # correlating with the Intel GHz equivalent was started with the XP chips, and those had the memory controller on the motherboard.SirKenin said:Because the A64 has a DDR core. It can perform more instructions per clock than the Intel can.
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