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AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor vs AMD Phenom II x4 965

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I have a very specific question: For a program that will ONLY use two cores, will the 965 really be much faster than the 260? If so, why? I know the 965 has a small bump in clock speed but that shouldn't make too big of a difference so curious to see if there are other reasons that would make the 965 faster for a 2-core application.

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OS'es, especially Windows will run other stuff in the background. Those processes will also tax the cores aside from the actual application you will use. This is where more cores help not the cpu speed.
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The 965 has a large L3 cache that the 260 lacks, so clock-for-clock the 965 is always faster, sometimes noticeably so.
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