quad core is best n better. haha! do not compare quad with dual.
Quad-core is much better even if it has only 2.0ghz.
ROFL !!! That was funny dude ..
IMHO , The architecture/platform plays the most important role . This is just to point out that quad core ain't better than dual core in every single caseCore2Quad Q8200 @ 2.33 GHz - This is the processor that i own , a quad core ( LGA775 socket - dead end )
Core i3 2100 @ 3.1 GHz - A dual core from the sandy bridge series ( LGA 1155 socket )
And here s the benchmark : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/52?vs=289
You can see it for yourself , yep the dual core beats the crap out of the quad
Then again when we compare a dual core and quad core from the same generation eg: Sandy Bridge series , a quad core would win in almost every scenario , then comes the clock speeds .Core i3 2100 @ 3.1 GHz - A dual core from the sandy bridge series ( LGA 1155 socket )
Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.1GHz - A mid level quad core from the Sandy Bridge series ( LGA 1155 socket )
Clock speeds don't mean shite if the CPU s are generations apart .
Hope this helps