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intel core 2 duo and 698 intel p4
KOUROSH - 31-12-2007 at 17:42

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 (socket 775) processor has speed of approx 2.4 GHz and 698 intel p4 dual core socket 775 has speed of 3.4 GHz. i would like to know form those who have a good knowledge of intel cpu structure to tell us which one of these two cpu are faster for general computing taking into consideration that there is a difference of 0ne giga Hz but they have totally different structure?? many thanks


Topcat - 31-12-2007 at 20:09

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Originally posted by KOUROSH
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 (socket 775) processor has speed of approx 2.4 GHz and 698 intel p4 dual core socket 775 has speed of 3.4 GHz. i would like to know form those who have a good knowledge of intel cpu structure to tell us which one of these two cpu are faster for general computing taking into consideration that there is a difference of 0ne giga Hz but they have totally different structure?? many thanks


In theory the 3.4Ghz should be the Quicker of the two, however it's very unlikely that you will have, now, or in the immediate future, any programs that will be capable of fully utilising the speed potential.
I run the Dual core2 Pentium and whilst the programs zip along nicely the CPU usage is very low, which is indicative of having spare capabilities.

Topcat.


LSemmens - 1-1-2008 at 03:58

It really depends on what you want the CPU to do, Kourosh, as Topcat has said, the software to make them work hard is not there, yet. I am running a Athlon 3000+ and rarely hit 100% CPU usage.


KOUROSH - 1-1-2008 at 12:44

LSemmens and topcat many thanks for your contributions. the reason i put that thread because i really want to hear form those who have experienced the differences. i had AMD 3200 (939) but when i changed to AMD 4000 (939) i did not see much significants difference other than slightly faster pc, but my pc still occasionally freezes when i am doing a few things simultaneously .
while i was searching for price of Intel i came across this site which is specialized on cpu specification and then i realized how many different Intel cpu exist . i wish intel instead of giving these strange names to their cpu they gave a simple description name so we know what we are buying.

http://www.cpu-world.com/info/Intel/processor-number.html

does anyone know a better site than this one for cpu specification and details please let us know. Happy new year to you all