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Old 12-17-2005, 10:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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No, its like running half the game on one processor and half the game on the other.

4GHz might be a fair enough concept in this case, but its not that hard to think of it the right way, so lets do that shall we?

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Old 12-17-2005, 10:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally posted by gaara
If you're talking about a 4400+, each physical core operates at 2.2GHz and has 1MB L2 Cache so it's basically like having two 3700+ San Diego is processing your gameplay and the other one could be doing something like burning a CD or something, if you look at it that way, it's quite a powerful processor

And of course one games become multithreaded both cores can be used to split the load meaning your processor is going to be powerful in a wide variety of enviroments for quite some time

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Old 12-17-2005, 10:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Multithreading means executing two threads simultainously, one on each core. And each core is 2.0GHz (give or take depending on what you get), so yes, theoretically a multithreaded game running on a 2.0GHz dual core CPU should perform like 4GHz.

so, umm, err yeah
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