3.2 Ghz P4 or 1.66ghz Intel® Core(tm) Duo Processor T2300

Which one is faster??? Im confused by this coz I was in MICRO CENTER the other day and I thought you only had to look at the processor core speed to know which one is faster/powerful. 8O
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  1. WOW.... processor speed has little to do with performance... a 2GHz Amd will beat a 3GHz Prescott from Intel...

    So... to answer your question the Core Duo will be faster, its dual core, and it has a WAY better marchitecture.
  2. :D I think the dual architecture is more than enough to beat the p4 standard....

    If it aint the core speed...then what are the primary reasons/specs we should look for?
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    :D I think the dual architecture is more than enough to beat the p4 standard....

    If it aint the core speed...then what are the primary reasons/specs we should look for?


    FSB speed, L2 cache, architecture, etc. The NetBurst architecture is designed for high clock speeds, but it produces a lot of heat, uses a lot of power, and is inefficient in general. But a Pentium 4 needs those super-high clock speeds to even compete with Athlon 64s.

    The Core Duo is a laptop chip, so it runs cool and fast, even with a low clock speed. The Core Duo is actually two processors on one die, so you get a theoretical 3.2GHz (1.6x2). Just because there are two processors, you don't get a 100% boost in performance (I don't want to explain this), but since there are two cores, it's a lot better for multitasking.

    Lastly, overclocked Core Duos are super fast.
  4. ducky-thanks for explaining... :D

    as you explained -looks like I was right to ask...<in my defense>

    but I did come across articles that said duo core chips (same as dual core?desktop?) are good for multitasking (games not yet updated on this) - and yes they run cooler...
  5. Core Duo, offcourse:)
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