cores vs clock speed

Gigabyte / Awrdacpi
October 4, 2009 at 21:04:21
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.832 GHz / 1535 MB
Greetings all,

I'm building a new computer and I'm just wondering whether it is better to have a slightly higher clock speed on a dual core CPU, or a slightly lower one on a quad core CPU?

Does it all come down to clock speed, or is there some direct benefit to having more cores?

I'm not interested in overclocking or anything like that. Just want something to get it done.



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October 4, 2009 at 21:52:38
It all depends upon what you are going to do with your pc, but a slight performance gain isn't going to be a noticeable diff over a Quad Core on the same core logic that's a slightly lower speed when doing typical multi-tasking. The big payoff in the future is not going to be the speed, but the amount of cores instead and that's what Quad Cores have over Dual cores and with Quad Cores becoming soo cheap now, they are becoming the more appealing choice with new builds.

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