ok heres a question a little off subject but not much.
you know we say a game that is optimized for 1 or 2 cores its better to have a 3Ghz duo than a 2.6 quad yes i get that.
what about a game that is optimized for 1 core.
a 3.6Ghz penitum 4 ?
a 3Ghz Core2Duo ?
i know the say the architecture is differnet so the core2duos are allowed to do more at a much lower clock speed so id def guess the core2 but does this mean that the core2duo and the core2quad pretty much use the same architecture ?
The C2D can do so much more per clock cycle, it would be faster than the 3.6GHz P4. P4s were the dark ages for Intel.
Core 2 Quads are two Core 2 Duos "duct taped" together, or at least that's how AMD puts it. The Core 2 Quad is not a true quad core, it is simply two dual cores on two dies under one IHS.