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Old 01-06-2006, 02:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which do you think is a better choice given the current technology and prices?

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Dual processor is really only used in workstations and servers. Dual core is more versitile and can be used in a dual CPU system as well for a total of 4 cores. My vote is dual core.
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Dual processor is really only used in workstations and servers. Dual core is more versitile and can be used in a dual CPU system as well for a total of 4 cores. My vote is dual core.
I have always wondered this, what really seperates a desktop from a workstation? Why would the home user not want a dual processor machine?
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dual cores in my opinion are more efficient at co-ordinating work between them and still have the multitasking adavantages of dual cpu's. my vote is dual core, unless you have dual dual cores.
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my vote is dual core, unless you have dual dual cores.
if you want a dual processor, dual core amd system, you would have to go one of the opteron 2xx dual-core chips (265/70/75/80), correct?
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Usually the dual processor ones you will have to use ECC memory which cost way more then non-ECC memory. In all it would be cheaper to go with a dual core processor. Dual core for me
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Yea, you have to go with ECC memory because Dual Processors are usually used in workstations, so its a bit less user friendly.

Also, 1 Dual Core > 2 Dual Processors. Core-Core Latency, you see.

And finally, Why would a home user need 2 processors. Its plain illogical. As for Dual Dual-Core Processors, that would cost you, and you still wouldn't notice any increase in performance.
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my computer can do **** near anything I want it to, if it defrags or starts nortan as im playing i have to alt tab to notice anything, i can encode and do tons of crap regular single core cant, it does have increased performance IMO.
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