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Processor frequency and L2 and L3 speeds

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September 3, 2010 3:37:29 PM

when considering an Intel i5 processor is the frequency of the processor or the speed of the L2 or L3 cache more important? And how do I compare 3.02GHz dual core with 512KB L2 and 4MB L3 to a 2.66GHz quad core with 1MB L2 and 8MB L3 cache?
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September 3, 2010 4:24:19 PM

Same processor speed (frequency) is the most important. It is hard to compare a dual core with a quad core, some application do not multi-thread and would be faster at higher frequency and others would and be faster on more cores + multitasking is faster with more cores.
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