Re: pentium 4 dual core vs core 2 duo processors?
Comparing the Pentium D and Core 2 Duo is like comparing apples and oranges. The Pentium D might have a higher clock rating, but the Core 2 Duo has a shared cache and is actually faster, I believe this is due to the increased number of multipliers. I'm not an expert on processors, but I do know that the Core 2 Duo is far superior to the Pentium D. Still, compared with a pentium 4 it's probably decent and I'm actually considering a Pentium D build.
Desktop: Dell Dimension E510, 2.5GB RAM, Intel P4 3.0GHZ, 250GB HDD, Windows Vista Premium. Might not be the best, but the old girl is still running good.