i have recently unlocked my amd phenom 2 x2 550 BE now its a b50 quad core i would like to know what are the overall performance gain i am seeing four cores it makes me happy but what is the overall gain that i would get out of quad over dual core .i have seen core i5 that has four cores and four threads core speed similar to my phenom b50 so can i get the similar performance out of it i am waiting for responses .
i would like to know to why is core i5 with four cores superior not only than phenom but also amd fx 8 core why gamers mad about it please explain why thats so and also why people even discard eightcore amd fx and say its crap before core i5 why its so . where does my amd phenom b50 stands is there any quad cpu to compare with.
I'm not sure what clock speed your Phenom II X2 unlocked is but it compares exactly to that clock speed of a Phenom II X4. Intel processors it compares to would be the higher end Core2Quad processors, and if clock speed is high enough it can match a stock Core I5 750.
A lot of the software around today is not that savvy at using extra cores. The improvement you will most notice is in your computers ability to mufti-task so background processes will run more smoothly and faster without affecting the performance of the main task so much. AMD CPU's are very strong in this area so enjoy the two extra free cores.
As for gaming. You will get best results by buying a faster graphics card.
The graphic sub-system, is increasingly the integral component in overall system performance and is the real determining factor behind performance differences of systems, and should have a much higher weighting in system design than the CPU.