Which would be better, A Pentium Dual Core 2.2 GHz OC'ed to 2.93 GHz OR a Core 2 Duo @ 3.0 GHz
I am currently using the Pentium Dual Core @ 2.2 and i want to know was kind of gain i would get from the Duo
I know there are forums out there that compare but none really answer my question
Also i game, mainly COD4 and i notice that in grassy areas(pipeline) the FPS gets low round 30 FPS...i think my Graphics card is good enough(MSI 9600 GT OCed) the game is a everything max 1680*1050 4x AA anisotropic filtering at max and i usually get 80 FPS..could this be a processor issue?
The core 2 duo would be better at most tasks since they are at about the same clock. However, I think you will see an improvement just by simply overclocking the pentium cpu. You should probably try that and see if it makes a difference. If it doesn't, then you are being bottlenecked by the video card so either way, it might not be worthwhile to exchange the pentium dual core for a core 2 duo unless you plan to see an improvement on other things.
I think u need at least 3.2~3.3GHz to be equal with that C2D in some certain areas
3.5+ to outperform it
but don't forget C2D can OC as well
9600GT is a decent card for 1440x900 (19") but don't really cut when it goes up to 1680x1050.
I'm using dual 9600GT and I'm not satisfied at 1600x1200 all maxed and AA and AF enable in some certain titles like mass effect and the last remnant when in fighting scene, it drops to somewhere 18~24fps