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Dual Core or P4???

By Yakob
Jun 26, 2007
  1. I currently have an Intel Pentium 4 Processor (3.06GHz) i was wondering is an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor of about 2.6GHz faster??
    As i like to multitask...
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    Yes, the Core2Duo will be better than that pentium 4. Clock speed comparisons are fairly worthless when comparing different processor types.
     
  3. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Posts: 89

    now here isn't a direct comparision but you get the idea. I went from a laptop with the 3.06 p4 to a custom built 2.26 core 2.

    Laptop:
    3.06 p4 with HT
    1gb ram
    xp pro
    avg full scan: 45-50minutes
    encoding of 350mb video file: roughly 3 hours

    custom:
    2.26 Core 2 duo
    2gb ram
    Windows vista business
    full avg scan: 15 minutes
    encoding of 350mb video around 45 minutes

    video encoding is a cpu intensive process so you get a rough idea of the difference in speed.
     
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