Solved Comparison Question Tags: CPUs Performance Processors Last response: December 1, 2010 5:58 AM in CPUs Share ssheperd November 21, 2010 12:29:49 PM I am trying to better understand cpu basics and have a question. What is the difference performance wise between an Intel Pentium 4 Processor 2.8 GHz, and an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 1.8 GHZ? Many Thanks! More about : comparison question Best solution Motopsychojdn a c 101 à CPUs November 21, 2010 12:48:39 PM A P4 2.8 has one core running at 2.8Ghz and a core duo has two cores both running at 1.8Ghz, is the basic answer Moto ssheperd November 21, 2010 12:57:08 PM Thanks so much for responding. If I'm understanding correctly, as far as speed and performance, because the duo core has two cores running at 1.8Ghz, it will be significantly faster? Related resources A Question on the Comparison of Headsets? - Forum Comparison - Forum Question about video card comparison performance/price. - Forum Newbie Question - How does one make comparison tests on fi.. - Forum Quick heatsink comparison question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Motopsychojdn a c 101 à CPUs November 21, 2010 1:53:58 PM yes, it will be a better choice out of the two, plus you can always overclock it if you felt the need Moto ssheperd November 21, 2010 2:20:00 PM Thanks. I'll look for overlocking tutorials if the need arises. Motopsychojdn a c 101 à CPUs November 21, 2010 5:41:26 PM Groovy, have fun man Moto ssheperd November 21, 2010 5:44:45 PM Will do! ssheperd December 1, 2010 1:29:00 AM Best answer selected by ssheperd. Motopsychojdn a c 101 à CPUs December 1, 2010 5:58:48 AM Thank you for B.a. man, hope its going well for you Moto Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumThe Walking Dead Video Game Comparison ForumComparison of 3.5" 1TB 7200rpm disks Forum2 Power Supply Comparison Question ForumGTX 660 TI vs a Radeon 7870 a fair comparison ? ForumRecommend Equip Review/ Comparison sites for AFFORDABLE ForumGraphics card comparison question ForumTV comparison ForumComparison between e5700 and Q9650 Forumhard drive I/O question and comparison Forum3x9800GTX+ sli comparison /vs/chart/performance... ForumComparison Question on Gaming Notebooks ForumRam Comparison Question ForumPSU Help ForumQuestion on UPS ForumSandy Bridge cpus question? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !