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Windows 7: Intel Pentium 2.4 vs Intel i5 1.8

30 Nov 2013   #1
ToxicXGL

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Intel Pentium 2.4 vs Intel i5 1.8

So I was wonder since Intel Pentium is a bit older that the new i5's does the 2.4 vs the 1.8 make a big difference? I know the i5 would just have better architecture and more features but in terms of performance which one of the 2 takes the cake?


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30 Nov 2013   #2
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

More cores, cache and threading are always better. You didn't state which type or model you're comparing.

Here's a link where you can select and compare desktop processors: ARK | Your Source for Intel® Product Information
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01 Dec 2013   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Also keep in mind that the CPU is not the only factor that matters in the equation.

The P4 is installed in a socket that goes with a chipset that goes in a motherboard whose components and performance are limited by that platform. The entire system is not going to perform as well as the newer platform that the i series processors run on. So it is not just a matter of comparing the raw specs of on CPU against the other IMHO.
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01 Dec 2013   #4
ToxicXGL

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Can't recall the models but both have 500gb HDD and 8 GB ram
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01 Dec 2013   #5
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That's not the point. The i5 will be the better deal in all cases.
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01 Dec 2013   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

There is a lot more to CPU performance than just clock rate. The maximum clock rate of CPUs hasn't changed much in the last 10 years but the performance is much better. And it isn't just due to the number of cores.
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01 Dec 2013   #7
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I agree with all the statements. The OP was trying to compare CPUs now it sounds like he's trying to compare PC systems of which there are thousands of combinations. I'll let you guys duke-out which chip set, motherboard, memory, disk drive and video is best.

The complete story sure would help. The i5 speed must be for a laptop but who knows?
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01 Dec 2013   #8
whs
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I own 1 laptop with an i5 and that performs very well. Today I would never buy one of those antique P4s.
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