I know it will be an upgrade, but what kind of improvements can I expect from it over my current CPU? As in, how much faster do you think it will be in opening programs etc.? What kind of difference will I see in games? I know it's a slower clock speed, but I will definitely try and get it to the very least at 2.66GHz like my current CPU. I know that this chip has been running at 3.0GHz, but I'm not sure if I could achieve that on my motherboard with my RAM.
Also, will the lack of Intel Virtualization Technology make a difference when running virtual machines compared to my current system?
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November 1, 2010 11:00:42 PM
depends on your programs but unless they are video encoding ones, I would say don't expect a whole lot of change.
as far as gaming goes, Far Cry2, GTA IV, BFBC2, a few others may see some minor improvement. For the most part you won't see any real world difference especially with a nvidia 8800GT @ 1050p resolution.