Single-threaded performance.

Trying to get info on how to speed up single-threaded apps. At the moment I have a Core 2 Duo 6850. If I upgrade am I actually going to be able to get better single threaded performance? My 6850 is a couple of years old, but runs at 3GHz. How is getting am i7 that runs at 2.8 going to be better? The application I am specifically thinking of is Dwarf Fortress by the way :)
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  1. The i7 is a different architecture, it gets more done in each clock cycle than the Core 2 does so it will be faster, and with turbo boost it will up the speed to over 3GHz on single threaded apps to give you even better performance.
  2. Thanks for reply.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-q3-2008/Photoshop-CS-3,826.html

    Apparently this is an example of a single threaded benchmark. The 8600 beats the i7 Extreme... I assume the 8600 uses the same architecture as the 6850 (being Core 2). Anyone know any other examples of single-threaded bench marks I can check out?
  3. billw2009 said:
    Thanks for reply.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-q3-2008/Photoshop-CS-3,826.html

    Apparently this is an example of a single threaded benchmark. The 8600 beats the i7 Extreme... I assume the 8600 uses the same architecture as the 6850 (being Core 2). Anyone know any other examples of single-threaded bench marks I can check out?

    Keep in mind the 8600 is also faster clock for clock than your 6850, it's still the Core2 architecture but it's a modified 45nm shrink with more L2 cache.
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