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October 14, 2012 5:52:01 PM

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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October 14, 2012 5:53:54 PM
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while surfing the net etc u wont really notice, decoding or playing games, the quad will kick its ass
October 14, 2012 5:54:47 PM

tasks that require multithreads
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October 14, 2012 6:00:39 PM

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?
October 14, 2012 6:13:40 PM

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
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October 14, 2012 6:14:02 PM

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.
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October 14, 2012 6:14:50 PM

I would not suggest buying such an old cpu. What is your budget?
October 14, 2012 6:16:20 PM

yeah lower clocked new chips will utilize better do to better architexture
October 14, 2012 6:17:15 PM

also pentium d isnt a dual core it 1 core 2 threads, just hyperthreading
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October 14, 2012 6:20:34 PM

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.
October 14, 2012 6:31:02 PM

made a mistake putting fsb, fsb 200x16.5 multiplier = 3.3ghz
and also i assumed p4 lol my mistake
October 14, 2012 6:35:33 PM

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?
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October 14, 2012 6:49:01 PM

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.
October 14, 2012 6:49:18 PM

2666273,7,628485 said:
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.
October 14, 2012 7:16:07 PM

Thanks to all who replied.
October 14, 2012 7:17:28 PM

Best answer selected by dampat.
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October 14, 2012 8:16:01 PM

Was talking mostly about the cores x ghz.
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