Naive question

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  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

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    Sorry if this is a silly question, but is a 2.8 GHz processor another way of listing 2.80? I'm assuming that a 2.26 would be faster than a 2.8 - unless that 2.8 is 2.80.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    What? How would a...

    Google "Megahertz Myth". Clock speed is meaningless. 2.8 is a larger number than 2.26. 2.80 is the exact same number.
     
  3. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Gotcha. Thanks!
     
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  5. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    Pfft, who needs maths in the real world
    Why do they waste time teaching it at school
     
  6. PurpleCliff macrumors regular

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    Exactly. I'm okay with learning the basics of Maths at school ... but no more useless stuff! Only if you want it!
     
  7. Agurri macrumors 6502

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  8. SydneyDev macrumors 6502

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    When you interpret it like a version number, e.g. 10.4.11 > 10.4.5.
     
  9. firestarter macrumors 603

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    Do you want fries with that? :D
     
  10. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    I think that's exactly what the OP meant. The key to interpreting which value is higher are the units used: "2.8GHz > 2.66GHz" vs. "Version 10.5.7 < Version 10.5.10"
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Ok, I'll rephrase ... When referring to speed, not progressive versions, when is 2.8 smaller than 2.66?
     
  12. kurosov macrumors 6502a

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    .8 is ALWAYS larger than .26

    That is POINT 8 and POINT 26

    aka not a whole number.
     
  13. Ibonic macrumors newbie

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    Excellent. I think you're right. It was puzzling at first.

    r.j.s. Well 2.66 is better than 2.8 in speed, if that's the speed at which thinks are completed. If you cross the finish line at 2.66, it's better than 2.8.
     
  14. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    When referring to clock frequency, 2.8 is always higher than 2.66 using the same units (GHz in this case). :)
     
  15. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    2.8=2.80=2.800 > 2.66=2.660 | When comparing same gen processors, or if the 2.8 processor is newer

    2.66 > 2.8 | If the 2.6 is a newer Processor.
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    For sufficiently large values of 0.26? :confused:

    (reference)
     
  17. firestarter macrumors 603

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    So what's with OSX 10.4.10 being one up from 10.4.9, and not just the same as 10.4.1 ???
     
  18. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Because that is a special 0, it's Designed by Apple in California.
     
  19. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    Now we're talking version numbers which used the dot notation to designate change significance - not the same as the decimal point. See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_versioning
     
  20. firestarter macrumors 603

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    O rly?
     
  21. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You're evil! Positively evil! :D I almost spit coffee all over my MBP!!! You know, that would be even funnier, if it weren't so indicative of the mentality of way too many students these days! I sometimes fear for the future of the business world, as generations of less-than-stellar graduates move into decision-making roles. Oh, wait! That describes the banking industry today! :eek:
     
  22. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Rly.
     
  23. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    And has anyone else even noticed that the version numbers have two of those little dots?

    I'll admit, I do not have a doctorate in math, but I've never seen a decimal number with two decimal points.
     

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