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Pentium4 3.0ghz(630) VS. Pentium D 2.8ghz

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which is better?

  1. Pentium4 3.0ghz HT 630

    10.0%
  2. PentiumD 2.8ghz dual-core

    90.0%
By LeapingThongs
Oct 10, 2007
  1. Pentium4 3.0ghz HT 630 versus PentiumD 2.8ghz dual-core

    which is overally better? and if these are the only option and you have to choose one.... which will you choose?
     
  2. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    a pentium d is based on a pentium 4 core so its like two pentium 4's in one cpu so if u think about it a pentium d 2.8ghz is really equivilant to 5.6 GHZ VS a 3.00 GHZ pentium 4hope that clears things up
     
  3. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    Dual Core anything doesn't equate to twice it's speed!

    The dual core would be the better option. What you lose in outright speed, you gain in multitasking. ie, if you are running a virus scan or something, the PC won't be slowed down like it would with a single core.
     
  4. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    well then y does it say in the nvidia web site theres this test to see if ur rig is good enough for vista it showed me Core2duo E6400@3.69ghz the it said beside it :equivilent to 7.38 GHZ
     
  5. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    That's incorrect.

    If it was equivilant to 7.38GHz, you'd be in the Guinness Book of World Records!

    Core1 = 3.69GHz and that's what it processes at

    Core2 = 3.69GHz and that's what it processes at

    Run any test you like, and it will run at 3.69GHz, the fact that there is 2 means they can share tasks between them, not magically double their speed.
     
  6. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    ok im just sayin wat it says on the test man
     
  7. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    I don't want to get into an arguement!

    Dual - and Quad - cores don't work that way.

    Think of them as 2 CPU's running at whatever speed - like those 2.8's.
     
  8. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    i understand wat ur saying.............im just simply sayint then the nvidia test is wrong........calm down ......
     
  9. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    Relax man, it's 7 in the morning here - way to early to get worked up!
     
  10. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    lmao ur the one thats getting all worked up its 7 at night were i live lol
     
  11. LeapingThongs

    LeapingThongs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    please vote the poll more if anyone hasnt done so.
     
  12. ChrisLam

    ChrisLam TS Rookie Posts: 82

    I think that if you run a CPU benchmark (that does not support two cores) or a program that does not support to cores only and no other programs, the 3.0GHz will win. But, I don't think anyone just has one program or process on so I'd go with the PentiumD 2.8Ghz

    Chris
     
  13. LeapingThongs

    LeapingThongs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

  14. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    if i were you id just go for the 3.00GHz
     
  15. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    also u never stated if you want the presler core or the allendale
     
  16. Spleenharvester

    Spleenharvester TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    It is a pentium d 820 2.8ghz w/smithfield core, but there is also pentium d 915 and pentium d 920 w/a more recent presler core (I think), and these are all 2.8ghz, but whether or not your system is compatible or not depends.
     
  17. LeapingThongs

    LeapingThongs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    oh ok. thanks for the answer. I think its the 820 since it is a pretty long time.

    I'm not buying one of these. I already got one of these. Just asking which is better.
     
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Both of them are crap. Most new mobos support the Pentium Dual-Core (not Pentium D, this one is based on the Core 2 Duo architecture), so that would be the best buy. But if ur stuck with the choice, the Pentium D it is.
     
  19. thehacker

    thehacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 116

    There is a difference between higher clock speed and multiple cores.
    For an example, if you have 2.8 dual core pentium D then you get two processors at 2.8 GHz. That means you get 5.6 GHz. However, this calculation is a bit misleading.
    Clarfiying more, if in doing any "single" process on a single core @ 2.8ghz needs 1 seconds then it will take same 1 second on a dual core processors @2.8Ghz and not 0.5 seconds as the calculations show.
    But suppose a program that eats up all your "single core" processor clock speed and it takes 1 second to complete. Then for performing two such processess you need 2 second on a single core processor. But 1 second on a dual core processor.
    Hope, after reading the above lines carefully, the doubt of the thread owner would be cleared. :):)
    Regards,
    TheHacker
     
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