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#1 10 years ago

Hello everyone ! I wonder if anyone knows a bit about the new multi core CPU's from Intel ? I am thinking of buying this > Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.00GHz), LGA775, 4MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, ATX (73436) | Techbuy Australia and I'm wondering if It is a significantly better performer than my current CPU , which is a Pentium 4 3.4Ghz with Hyperthreading CPU ?

I heard that the Dual-Core advertised clock speed is in real terms doubled due to the twin cores. So if I get a 3.00Ghz Duo CPU is it's real speed is 6.00Ghz ?

Thanks for any help on this...

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#2 10 years ago

The combined speed of both cores is 6GHz but because each core manages it's own tasks and applications allocated to them by the Windows Scheduler, 6Ghz on one application isn't possible. For example, when gaming the scheduler allocates the task to one core. Which means a single core 3.4GHz processor will perform better than a dual core 3GHz while gaming. Provided that both CPU's are of the same core architecture.




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#3 10 years ago

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#4 10 years ago

why don't you get Q6600?? is more futureproof than E6850




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#5 10 years ago

Go for it. It is a very good all around processor.:sillyme:




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#6 10 years ago

Just get an Q6600 and overclock it to 3ghz.




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#7 10 years ago

Its a good CPU. Great infact.

The entire E6x50 line are the ones to get now since they run on the faster 1333Mhz FSB instead of the E6xxx chips 1066Mhz.

Just so you know, looking at your current processor you will probably also need a new motherboard and ram if you want to use a E6850. But yes, it will blow your P4 away, in everything.




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#8 10 years ago
Straiyan;4042180The combined speed of both cores is 6GHz but because each core manages it's own tasks and applications allocated to them by the Windows Scheduler, 6Ghz on one application isn't possible. For example, when gaming the scheduler allocates the task to one core. Which means a single core 3.4GHz processor will perform better than a dual core 3GHz while gaming. Provided that both CPU's are of the same core architecture.

Not even close, due to the fact that a Core 2 Duo has better architecture ,even when they are the same size (I.E. 65nm), and a faster front bus means it is miles ahead of a single core, especially since there is no single core processor to have a FSB that runs even close to the speeds capable of dual cores. Then you have to look at the size of the L1 and L2 cache, so forth and so on. Or you can look at AMD, they have programs that allow single threaded programs to fully utilize the dual cores.




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#9 10 years ago

M.Hessler;4042166Hello everyone ! I wonder if anyone knows a bit about the new multi core CPU's from Intel ? I am thinking of buying this > Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.00GHz), LGA775, 4MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, ATX (73436) | Techbuy Australia and I'm wondering if It is a significantly better performer than my current CPU , which is a Pentium 4 3.4Ghz with Hyperthreading CPU ?

I heard that the Dual-Core advertised clock speed is in real terms doubled due to the twin cores. So if I get a 3.00Ghz Duo CPU is it's real speed is 6.00Ghz ?

Thanks for any help on this...

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The technology implemented in the Core2 Design will allow it to process tasks much more efficiently, to the point where the lower cpu clock speed doesn't matter. There are two cores on the cpu, this will not mean that it's double the speed, it means you have two cores that are each a certain speed, and it can process more tasks at once at that speed. Whoever told you the speed is doubled shouldn't be someone you ask for technical advice, they're way off.


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#10 10 years ago

Hey thanks for the huge response fellas , I really got some good info there and I'll probably get the 3.00Ghz Duo this week... I have a new motherboard , it's the Gigabyte GA P35 DS3 , which has a top bus speed suited to the Duo E6850 CPU. (1333Mhz FSB)

Once again thanks very much and may the FH2 Force be with you ! (for Christmas !) :smokin:




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