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q6600 @ 3.1ghz vs pentium 4 @3.20

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what would be better it seems i can get more out of my pentium4 with default speed at 3.20 and i overclocked my q6600 at 3.1ghz if i overclock my pentium 4 lets say to 3.80ghz would it out perform a quad core let me know im curious about it.
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not even close. Q6600 FTW. Clock for clock, the conroes are miles ahead.
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is this a serious question?
    
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yes so much so that intel does not produce p4 's anymore
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Originally Posted by ErBall View Post
is this a serious question?
My thoughts exactly


It would probably take about 15 P4's at 3.8ghz to even be in the same universe as a Q6600
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
My thoughts exactly


It would probably take about 15 P4's at 3.8ghz to even be in the same universe as a Q6600
As crazy as that statement is, its probably true.
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A Quad core (as stated in its name) Has 4 processing cores. A Pentium 4 has 1 single processing core.

Each of the processing cores in the Intel Core 2 Quad is more than twice as fast clock for clock. meaning that a single core in a Quad core at 2.0GHz is faster than a Pentium 4 at 4.0GHz.

So that Quad core is about 8 or 9 times (if not more) faster than that Pentium 4. But you will not see 8X or 9X boost in performance unless the apps that you are using are multi threaded.
    
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
My thoughts exactly


It would probably take about 15 P4's at 3.8ghz to even be in the same universe as a Q6600
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Yea, a Q6600 is probably 9x faster in multi-threaded applications.
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"I can see how a lot of people think in terms of MHz. We were brainwashed for so many years to look at processors in those terms. A 200MHz Pentium was better then a 166MHz Pentium, and a 300MHz Pentium 2 was better then the 200MHz. Once we got into dual and quad cores, newer and better architecture, things changed."

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