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#1 12 years ago

Would having two, 64 X2 Dual Core 2.0 gig’s be better then have one 64 X2 Dual Core 3gig? Another way of asking it; Would the actual resource pool of (two) duel-cores at 2gig be better then one duel core at 3gigs?




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#2 12 years ago

theoretically yes cause 2 x 2 = 4 1 x 3 = 3 so 2 2.0ghz ones should out perform a 3.0ghz. Also Intels conroe cpu (2 cpus in one) running at 2.6ghz out perform a pentium 4 running at 3.8ghz




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#3 12 years ago
theelusiveyoda;3290732theoretically yes cause 2 x 2 = 4 1 x 3 = 3 so 2 2.0ghz ones should out perform a 3.0ghz. Also Intels conroe cpu (2 cpus in one) running at 2.6ghz out perform a pentium 4 running at 3.8ghz

That's flawed logic and not applicable. In the past, a second CPU has yielded 15-30% improvements in performance. That delta will likley increase as programs become more deeply threaded, but that won't occur until the market base are all using dual or multi core systems. We aren't there yet, and it will likely never reach 100% average gains.

That being said, the single chip is likley the better solution. It will also be less expensive and you can avoid giving up the performance that will be almost certainly necessary if you wind up going with a dual-socket board.




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#4 12 years ago

Already bought the dual setup. I could have opted for the 3gig, and I was curious if it wouldnt have been better in the long run. I'm not complaining about its performance, everything runs uber smooth and quick. Just wanted some info from people who no doubt know these things, or at the very least have more experience then I with such matters.




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#5 12 years ago
Sedistix;3290660Would having two, 64 X2 Dual Core 2.0 gig’s be better then have one 64 X2 Dual Core 3gig? Another way of asking it; Would the actual resource pool of (two) duel-cores at 2gig be better then one duel core at 3gigs?

Is that the memory that your talking about?