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Which is a faster processor? Intel Pentium 4 661 3.6 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz?

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April 3, 2014 2:02:50 AM

Which is a faster processor? Intel Pentium 4 661 3.6 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz?

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April 3, 2014 2:09:32 AM

E6600. Pentium 4 was horrid.

Neither are particularly fast, though.
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April 3, 2014 6:13:24 AM

The core 2 duo, by miles.
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April 3, 2014 7:52:43 AM

Definitely the core 2. The Core 2 is pretty slow by today's standards though. A Haswell celeron could beat that one. :lol: 
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April 23, 2014 3:28:35 AM

Will Lloyd said:
Which is a faster processor? Intel Pentium 4 661 3.6 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz?


Do people still use Pentium 4???? That is an extremely old old CPU even older than Core 2 Duo..
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April 23, 2014 5:54:26 AM

The Core 2 Duo by far outperforms the Pentium 4 (P4). The P4 is a weak processor, and it's TDP is ridiculously high for a poor performer; not many people use P4's today.

I've noticed that they both fit the same socket, 775. If you're looking to upgrade, the Core 2 Duo is the way forward. However, if your motherboard accepts a Core 2 Duo, chances are you can also upgrade to a Core 2 Quad (C2Q). C2Q processors are still ranked under high-end within benchmarks, whereas the Core 2 Duo's are begging to slowly show their age and are going down in ranks.

If you'd like me to check your motherboard's CPU compatibility, please reply back with your motherboard model. Personally I believe you could benefit from a Core 2 Quad if you're interested in upgrading.

All the best. :) 
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February 7, 2015 1:15:22 PM

meat_loaf said:
Will Lloyd said:
Which is a faster processor? Intel Pentium 4 661 3.6 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz?


Do people still use Pentium 4???? That is an extremely old old CPU even older than Core 2 Duo..


Yes, people still use Pentium 4's. It was first marketed in 2000, and even today, I can get my old P4-powered laptop to run circles around most "modern" AMD and Nvidia processors. Hell, the damn thing almost (ALMOST) matches my i7 chipset in trms of the perfect balance of performance and stability. :D 
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February 7, 2015 1:16:41 PM

Will Lloyd said:
Which is a faster processor? Intel Pentium 4 661 3.6 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz?


The Core 2 Duo is probably the faster processor in this case. HOWEVER... two areas you're missing are longevity and stability, and in both areas the Pentium 4 wins out.
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February 7, 2015 6:42:56 PM

Wut.
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February 7, 2015 6:49:30 PM

Mitch Watts said:


Yes, people still use Pentium 4's. It was first marketed in 2000, and even today, I can get my old P4-powered laptop to run circles around most "modern" AMD and Nvidia processors. Hell, the damn thing almost (ALMOST) matches my i7 chipset in trms of the perfect balance of performance and stability. :D 


Screenshots, or it doesn't count.
(yes, I've had P4's)
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February 7, 2015 10:30:32 PM

Mitch Watts said:
meat_loaf said:
Will Lloyd said:
Which is a faster processor? Intel Pentium 4 661 3.6 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz?


Do people still use Pentium 4???? That is an extremely old old CPU even older than Core 2 Duo..


Yes, people still use Pentium 4's. It was first marketed in 2000, and even today, I can get my old P4-powered laptop to run circles around most "modern" AMD and Nvidia processors. Hell, the damn thing almost (ALMOST) matches my i7 chipset in trms of the perfect balance of performance and stability. :D 


Against my 4690K / GTX 970 setup? You got proof of this?
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February 8, 2015 12:10:23 AM

Mitch Watts said:
meat_loaf said:
Will Lloyd said:
Which is a faster processor? Intel Pentium 4 661 3.6 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz?


Do people still use Pentium 4???? That is an extremely old old CPU even older than Core 2 Duo..


Yes, people still use Pentium 4's. It was first marketed in 2000, and even today, I can get my old P4-powered laptop to run circles around most "modern" AMD and Nvidia processors. Hell, the damn thing almost (ALMOST) matches my i7 chipset in trms of the perfect balance of performance and stability. :D 


Are you smoking something? Pentium 4 cannot even "almost" an i7.......the performance is so far off, and your so far off.
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February 8, 2015 1:00:50 AM

Even if the i7 only had a single core enabled it would not be anywhere close. :lol:  Maybe if you enabled a single core and underclocked it to 1Ghz.........Maybe.
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