dual core vs duo vs single core vs duo 2???

April 22, 2009 at 16:24:52
Specs: Windows XP
im thinking of getting a new computer and all this core duo, 2x single core stuff is really confusing me. my current computer is running a pentuim 4, 2.4ghz. would a 2.4 dual core be any better for gameing? how do they compare?

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#1
April 22, 2009 at 16:42:09
The P4 & it's netburst architecture sucks...always did & always will. It was probably the worst CPU Intel ever produced. The P3 was much better...the Core 2 Duo is actually based on the P3.

Single core CPUs are all but dead. They shouldn't even be considered unless you're on a super low budget.

Just to give you an idea of how much better the Core 2 Duo is than a single core P4, here's a comparison of a C2D E4300 1.8Ghz vs a P4 540 3.2GHz.:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/...

It's not even close.


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#2
April 22, 2009 at 17:43:22
thanx i think i understand a little better. now i have another question. wats the difference between a dual core and a core duo?

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#3
April 22, 2009 at 17:54:46
The core 2 duo is a special type of dual core cpu. For example, the Pentium D(which is generally not as good as a core 2 duo) is a dual core cpu which is NOT a core 2 duo. A core 2 duo cpu is generally more efficient and runs cooler.

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#4
April 22, 2009 at 18:00:24
can u be a little more specific?

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#5
April 22, 2009 at 18:04:58
From http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/2...
"Dual Core means what looks like a single CPU on the outside actually contains two seperate processors on the inside. There are a large number of "Dual Core" processors on the market. The "Core 2 Duo" is one of these and is the fastest. Both Intel and AMD have been making Dual Core processors for a few years now."
Search for cpu's like E6550, E8400, etc. if you want more specifics.

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#6
April 22, 2009 at 18:19:44
there we go lol thank u very much i think i can make a better decision on my next pc

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#7
April 22, 2009 at 23:14:19
Well that was an interesting thread. So post us the Specs of the computer that you have bought. I just want to have some Idea of DUO intel computer setups.

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