Originally posted by ricanflow
Ghz no longer decides the performance of a proccesor. The core 2 duo is a dual core proccesor, the pentium 4 is a single core. Multiply the 2.16 by 2 and you get 4.26 which is how it would compare to the p4.
Honestly...I think that it might even be higher than that (like 5Ghz or something)
Anyways, I've got an E6400 and I freaking love it. I went from a Pentium M 1.6Ghz (roughly equivilant to a 3Ghz P4) to an E6400. I overclocked it to 3.2Ghz and it was 3 times faster than the Pentium M which is a HUGE difference let me tell yah.
anyways, even if I hadn't overclocked my E6400 it was still around 1.67-2 times as fast as the Pentium M so with that I'd say that it's roughly a 5Ghz P4...but that's a pretty rough estimate. I know that with mine overclocked it's faster than a 7Ghz P4 so that should really tell you how good these things are.