Gaara, you still haven't answered my last question. I'm fine if someone can prove to me that Dual-Cores are THAT good. I'm just waiting for someone to reply.
Multicore processors are only good (or rather better than single core processors) in multithreaded enviroments...single threaded enviroments will come down to the raw power of only one physical core therefore a 2GHz single core processor will perform faster in single threaded applications compared to a 1GHz multicore processors
That being said, multithreaded enviroments will heavily favour multicore processors unless the multicores in question are significantly slower than the single core in question...to put this into perspective:
You are playing a game with one thread dedicated to the calculation of physics, and another thread dedicated to the actual movement of the objects once the physics are calculated. Compare the performance of an FX-57 to a 4800+
The 4800+ has two physical cores each capable of processing one thread at 2.4GHz a second with 1MB L2 cache. Let's just say it takes 10ns to process one thread at that speed. The FX-57 runs at 2.8Ghz with 1MB L2 cache, let's assume it can process one thread at 9ns
Simple math will tell you that it takes the 4800+ 10ns (maybe 11/12ns if you were to factor in latency) to process two threads whereas the FX-57 would take 18ns to do the equal amount of work...one can see that in multithreaded applications a multicore processor works significantly faster than a single core processor...the same can be said once quad core CPUs are released and applications have 4 threads processed at once
Keep in mind that these numbers are just coming off the top of my head to demonstrate the effectiveness of two slower cores handling two threads at once versus one faster core capable of only one thread
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