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Hello,
Would someone please explain the advantages of a quad core processor? I am particularly interested in knowing how a Pentium D processor 820 Dual core 2.8 would compare to an AMD Phenom X4 9150e quad core as far as performance is concerned. Primarly used for online gaming.
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    while surfing the net etc u wont really notice, decoding or playing games, the quad will kick its ass
  2. tasks that require multithreads
  3. dampat said:
    Hello,
    Would someone please explain the advantages of a quad core processor? I am particularly interested in knowing how a Pentium D processor 820 Dual core 2.8 would compare to an AMD Phenom X4 9150e quad core as far as performance is concerned. Primarly used for online gaming.

    The AMD is a 1.8. Would the slower rating mean anything?
  4. yes, dual core 2.8 ghz = 2x2,8=5.6ghz

    quad core 1.8ghz= 4x1.8=7.2

    also fsb comes into play and also l1.l2.l3 cache
  5. It's not really a rating.It's the speed at which the processor is running.1.8GHZ is pretty low by today's standards but it will still be faster than the Pentium D because it's archetecture is faster per clock and it has twice the number of cores.
    The Phenom is the much better choice for everything.
  6. I would not suggest buying such an old cpu. What is your budget?
  7. yeah lower clocked new chips will utilize better do to better architexture
  8. also pentium d isnt a dual core it 1 core 2 threads, just hyperthreading
  9. darren0000 said:
    yes, dual core 2.8 ghz = 2x2,8=5.6ghz

    quad core 1.8ghz= 4x1.8=7.2

    also fsb comes into play and also l1.l2.l3 cache


    Wrong on so many levels.

    darren0000 said:
    also pentium d isnt a dual core it 1 core 2 threads, just hyperthreading


    Incorrect again. This pentium d is a dual core.
  10. made a mistake putting fsb, fsb 200x16.5 multiplier = 3.3ghz
    and also i assumed p4 lol my mistake
  11. k1114 said:
    Wrong on so many levels.


    Incorrect again. This pentium d is a dual core.


    so cache does matter or one without l3 cache?
  12. its not the presence or absence of cache, but how it uses it. for intel at least there have been huge advances in performance per clock cycle from generation to generation. Cache has helped that in some instance, and has not been needed to help it in others.
  13. I would not suggest buying such an old cpu. What is your budget?[/quotems

    Not buying it, I was given a comp with that processor in it.
  14. Everything not on the list tends to be below the end of this table.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,review-32531-5.html
  15. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/

    this will help precisley
  16. Thanks to all who replied.
  17. Best answer selected by dampat.
  18. Was talking mostly about the cores x ghz.
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