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Windows 7: Which Processor is better?

12 Jan 2010   #11
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

The cores are not at 5.32 but you are processing about that much information.


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12 Jan 2010   #12
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Each core is exactly what it says it is.

A 3.0 Quad is literally:
Core1=3.0 Core2=3.0 Core3=3.0 Core4=3.0

They do not get added together. it just doesn't work that way.

the cache will be the same BTW.
A dual core with a 4MB cache shares that cache.

So a quad with 8MB, is the same cache wise.
Cores 1&2 = 4 Cores 3&4 = 4 total 8MB

basically a 2 duals on 1 physical die


As far as gaming goes, the slower quad will benefit you IF the game is quad core optimized and makes full use of all 4 cores.

Otherwise, the dual core will perform better.
This is true for most apps that will only use 1 or 2 cores. the quad will help in the sens, the OS will be able to reassign all system process etc to the other cores, leaving 2 completely free for the app in question.

IMHO, given the 2 choices, the faster dual will be better performance wise overall than the slower quad running at less than 2.0 each core.
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12 Jan 2010   #13
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I am aware they do not get added together.
But the Physical processor itself, will be doing more clocks.

I worded everything wrong :P
Its been a weird day and night for me.

And now I understand from the gaming aspect.
My machine started out as a gaming machine but it was turned into a production, workstation for the most part.
I have to have ALOT of apps open at once. So I love my quad core :P

But in the way you explained it +1
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12 Jan 2010   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

The CPU will mean nothing to games if the GPU is weak - and in a laptop it probably is.
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13 Jan 2010   #15
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
The CPU will mean nothing to games if the GPU is weak - and in a laptop it probably is.
Yeah. Most of the work here is done by the cpu. Thats why its useless to buy a quad for a no-good graphics card. However, since the OP had two choices, and the quad would have cost 550 dollars on intels website, its reasonable to say he has the doe. So my recommendation: buy a better graphics card, and a processor if money is not the issue. If you can only buy one of the two, pick the GPU since, as i said, most of the work in gaming is done by it.

Hope thid helps
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13 Jan 2010   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Im a Noob View Post
And im mostly using this computer for gaming, So which one do you Recommend?

Sorry for the glib answer, but I recommend a desktop.


Realistically, what games are you hoping to play?
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13 Jan 2010   #17
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Im a Noob View Post
And im mostly using this computer for gaming, So which one do you Recommend?

Sorry for the glib answer, but I recommend a desktop.


Realistically, what games are you hoping to play?
a 2000 euro Laptop will be able to play awesome games at high settings. Dont underestimate the power of the lappys...
(Dramatic music)
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13 Jan 2010   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Considering I see people with high-end desktops struggle with some games, it's easy to underestimate the gaming power of a lappy
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13 Jan 2010   #19
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Considering I see people with high-end desktops struggle with some games, it's easy to underestimate the gaming power of a lappy
Hehe... If you spend enough money, youll get the power. Only the sky is the limit as far as money goes...
Love your "TERMINATING YOUR PROBLEMS"
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13 Jan 2010   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

lol, cheers.
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