Comparison between old Pentium 4 to Dual Core processor.

Hello,

I currently own a 6 year old desktop PC running on XP which has an Intel Pentium 4 (530) HT Prescott 3.00ghz processor. 1 core, 2 threads.

I am currently looking at buying (additionally) a laptop: the Acer 4810 Intel Dual Core SU4100 1.3ghz running Windows 7.

My question is: in what areas would I notice a difference between the two? How does the Pentium 4 (530) compare against the Dual Core SU4100? How will the drop from 3.0 to 1.3 ghz manifest itself?

If anyone can give me some real-world answers I'd be hugely grateful.

Many thanks.
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  1. the dual core is way faster

    the comparison goes like this

    the P4: 6+6+6+6+6+6+6= 42

    Dual core: 6*7=42

    so really the dual core is smarter and more efficient than the P4 and therefore faster
  2. philmscribe said:
    Hello,

    I currently own a 6 year old desktop PC running on XP which has an Intel Pentium 4 (530) HT Prescott 3.00ghz processor. 1 core, 2 threads.

    I am currently looking at buying (additionally) a laptop: the Acer 4810 Intel Dual Core SU4100 1.3ghz running Windows 7.

    My question is: in what areas would I notice a difference between the two? How does the Pentium 4 (530) compare against the Dual Core SU4100? How will the drop from 3.0 to 1.3 ghz manifest itself?

    If anyone can give me some real-world answers I'd be hugely grateful.

    Many thanks.


    single thread performance will remain the same, if not increased.

    however, since a lot of app today do use 2cores u will see a noticable improvement in performance :)
  3. The dual core will allow you to take advatage of double threaded apps more so than the p4. I upgraded (Just two days ago) my P4 3.2 Ghz HT to a Pentium D 945 3.4 Ghz and have seen a HUGE increase in perfomace... So to give you and example (The differences would be about the same-maybe a little less or more... :) Im not really good with laptop CPU's, so correct me if im wrong...)

    In Dirt 2 Demo (Demo becuase im a poor student :P) I was getting 20-25 FPS (Medium-Low settings), then with the new CPU, it went to 30 FPS with the settings maxed out (2X AA).

    Start up speed was cut in half and shut down was 3/4 of the P4.

    Windows Experience went from a 4.1 to a 5.1.

    And you have Windows XP, which 'gunks up', and that 'gunk' slows the computer down. A new OS with a new computer with a faster proc would make the P4 look like a Vett to a Porshe :).
  4. The P4 3GHz gets about 460 on CPU Passmark benchmark and the SU4100 1.3ghz gets about 990. You should see twice the perforamce in most applications.
  5. dekho jo penitnium hai vo bhut satable hai . uss ke mukable koi prosessor nai hai .let me example jaise bike me herohonda hai ussi prakar pentiumhai
    so if u r passonate then do for penitnuiun otherwise go for other .bro this is my heartly req.

    vise to hum gavar hai bt computer ke baare me accha tajurba hai hai .humne bhaar se
    imean bihaar se b.tech kari hai usske baad m.tech bihaarse ,fir mba bihaarse ,fir mbbs bihaarse ,fir pilot bhaarse vo bhi bsc pilot .bt hum gavar hai bt hume sab kuch aata hai cozzzzzzz hum bihari hai


    bhola bhihaari
  6. dude english not hindi

    angrezi mein bat karo
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