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will a single core chip at say 3.6 ghz out perform a duel core at 3.2ghz doing a single thred. just woundering if you can really tell a differance between the new 955ee and a 840d. i cant
    
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you will when using software that is optimized for dual core processors, and when doing heavy multitasking.... BIG difference!
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will a single core chip at say 3.6 ghz out perform a duel core at 3.2ghz doing a single thred. just woundering if you can really tell a differance between the new 955ee and a 840d. i cant
I'd rather have the faster single core. The only performance intensive things I do is gaming and video decoding/encoding, both of which I do by themselves. I've never met a person that I've built a computer for that actually "multitasked" to the point where a dual core would be worth the cost. However, if you often game while burning dvds, get a dual core. I only burn maybe 4 dvds a month and I'm not using the computer while I do it.
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To answer your question ,yes a single core cpu at 3.6ghz will be faster than a 3.2 ghz dual core in a single thread as a matter of fact in single threaded operations the dual core will run like a single core , but if you multitask than even a 2.8ghz dual core will be better than than 3.6 single ,it really comes down to how you use your pc .
a dual core can be a better choice as more prog's and games will take advantage of the other core in the near future.
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a dual core can be a better choice as more prog's and games will take advantage of the other core in the near future.
I've been hearing that since last Spring, though. Developers can't make an application need dual core because the rest of the population wouldn't be able to use it without it crawling. This is completely different than graphics cards because there's no way to lighten the load on a cpu with options such as "shadowing" "AA" "AF" etc. Pick up any software box and look at the recommended specs and put a date to both the gpu and cpu. You'll find that the cpu is way more outdated than the gpu. Like I've said all along, by the time you need a dual core, it'll be your next cpu....not this one.
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is there any why to make 2 or 4 cores work as one or two super cores?? like maybe disable ht
    
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here look at this...its a benchmark sorta and someone posted withere single core amd and its alot slower than the duals....
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ual+core+intel
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here look at this...its a benchmark sorta and someone posted withere single core amd and its alot slower than the duals....
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ual+core+intel
Not sure how you got your summation. The FX 57 time was faster than the 4800 X2.
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Originally Posted by Erind
To answer your question ,yes a single core cpu at 3.6ghz will be faster than a 3.2 ghz dual core in a single thread as a matter of fact in single threaded operations the dual core will run like a single core , but if you multitask than even a 2.8ghz dual core will be better than than 3.6 single ,it really comes down to how you use your pc .
a dual core can be a better choice as more prog's and games will take advantage of the other core in the near future.
Nicely said. Yes it really does depend on what you will be doing with your PC
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so will a 955d at 3.46 fold four of the same wu faster then a 840d folding two of the same wus?
    
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