Hey guys quick question i have the 570 p4 775 (3.8 1mb L2 cache) i was wondering i was goin to buy the new p4 dual core cpu it was running at 2.88
2mb ls cache do uguys think i would see a performance increase or a decrease if i was to purchase it i game a lot so it kinda important i spent a ton on my rig and i pretty much have it maxed out and im looking for anything that will get me a little faster thank a ton fellas
There is very little point in using a dual core system at this moment in time. The reason behind this is because very few applications are able to make use of a second core becuase they are not written for multithreaded or dual core CPU's. If the code can not make use of it then there is little point of having it as it will sit there doing nothing. As mentioned before the only reasons would be if you intend to play a game while encoding/decoding a DVD or something like that as then you will see a huge boost. This is because you can set one of the CPU's to do the encoding/decoding and use the other one to run the game, thus they both work at good speeds. For gaming currently you will notice a decrease in frames if you switch as there are no games that can fully use two processors. Also the dual core CPU has a lower clock speed this will also help to reduce frame rates.
In the future you will be able to use them, like in Unreal Tournament 2007
As for their overclocking ability it can be good or bad depending on the system configuration. If you have good components and decent cooling then I would expect a fair overclock, but not as high as a single core system due to their huge thermal output.
However on a side note NVIDIA's new drivers are able to work better with multiple CPU's, namely two. So NVIDIA fans will notice a boost whereas ATI's new drivers still have no enhanced support for multiple CPU's that I am aware of