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Old 01-03-2006, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning on building a system soon and need some help choosing between intel dualcore vs intel hyperthreading processor. I do a lot of video encoding downloading and surfing the web and playing mp3's a lot at the same time so I thought dualcore would be the way to go but I heard hyperthreading wasn't too bad at handling multiple tasks at the same time either, and it's cheaper. So, what I would like to know is how responsive a system is while running multiple apps with just hyperthreading. Can you encode video, play mp3's, surf the web and do other things without too much lag with hyperthreading? Thanks.

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Definately dual core, multithreading is just a not a physical (aka it is a pretend) extra core. Now, have you ever looked at AMD dual core processors? (I believe it is best to look at all that is offered) If so, I can give you some articles and info comparing the two.
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If I were you i'd considering going with AMD X2 dual core. The X2's generally outperform all of the Intel Dual Cores across the board.

The X2 4200+ 512B L2 Cache outperforms the Pentium D Extreme Edition in almost every category. And we are talking about a $450 Price tag vs. a $1011 price tag for the PD EE.
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i would get the AMD one unless you have an intel mobo
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