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Core 2 duo quite obviously, if you want a short clear answer.
 

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I can personally attest to the Gigantic Leap in performance when swapping from a PA to a Core 2 Duo
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The verdict is in and the P4 is Guilty on all charges for being way too slow
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Thanks folks. Haven't really been up 'n up with Intel lately.

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I've used a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 and a 1.8GHz Pentium Dual-core (which is a Core 2 under another name since it has less L2 cache), and the latter was faster in general.
 

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Pentium 4s still hold a dear spot in my heart.

With that said, Atoms can keep up with Pentium 4s, and Core 2 Duos are quite a bit faster than Atoms.
 
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Originally Posted by Riskitall84;14166086
Prescotts were hot, slow and power hungry. The only thing they are good for is LN2!
Fixed. Northwoods were very competitive with the Athlon XP especially when overclocked (the 2.4C M0 stepping was a beast). Only the price caused me to choose an AMD rig at the time.
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The core architecture stomps all over a P4 even with hyperthreading.
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Thanks again folks. The processor now in question is a Core 2 Duo E4300. I'm glad it will make a performance difference.
 
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