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Old 08-31-2010, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Dual core, or Dual Processor?

Hi guys, I was just wondering which one has the best performance boast. This is because I have a Dell Precision 450 which has a Dual Processor running at 3.06Ghz Now I was wondering if that would have the same performance as a Dual core PC running at the same frequency?
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dual core, or Dual Processor?

I'd say it depends on what you do with the machine.

It's the old Prestonia, Socket 604 CPU, 512KB L2 cache.... X2.

It wouldn't take much to beat it these days and Fq doesn't even come into it. The right dual core 2.6Ghz CPU would beat that setup. With today's RAM/chipset bandwidths and CPU architecture a novel set up could match it I reckon.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: Dual core, or Dual Processor?

Well, just normal stuff. Internet browsing, listening to music, work documents. Just if i assign the affinity to each one. Would it just be generally smoother, E.G Lower general CPU percentages. Because I know my Quad core, the most I've seen the CPU percentage of all the cores together is 44%! Its mostly 1%!

Also, I'm thinking there maybe a lower heat issue, like there are two CPUs not one with two crammed in.
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