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Hey guys, i haven't been following computer hardware in a long time and i've fallen real far behind since dual core processing was introduced. Honestly, the biggest baddest PC at the time when I was following this stuff, it was the Intel Pentium 4 3.4Ghz.

I am posting because, I understand dual core processing is much more efficient, but I can't help but to notice the actual CPU clock speed is under 3.0Ghz (for the most part, i'm looking at purchasing a e6420 for myself...).

Can someone please ease my mind and tell me how much better these C2D processors are. How much faster in comparison to, lets say a P4 3.2Ghz computer.

Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 7
They proecss 12 instructions per cycle to the old pentium lines' 6 instructions per cycle. A 2ghz c2d is prett much a 4ghz pentium, but pentiums are single core and core2's are dual at that.
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They are considerably more powerful in that the Allendale and Conroe cores can complete more calculations per clock cycle than the Pentium lineup.

Additionally there are 2 cores working simultaneously.
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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
They proecss 12 instructions per cycle to the old pentium lines' 6 instructions per cycle. A 2ghz c2d is prett much a 4ghz pentium, but pentiums are single core and core2's are dual at that.
Yep, so essentially more data processed per cycle. So even simpler, it gets more things done faster.
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man... hahaha seems so simple!
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man... hahaha seems so simple!
You betcha! It's a Snap!
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compared to the P4...they are much, much, much better, and you will not be wasting money because they are very efficient processors.
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