Originally posted by Tyler1989
Future = better.
Thats what they said about the Netburst architecture and look where that got em.
No no, Dual Core is definately better than single core, especially if you're comparing the same speed (in single-threaded processes, core-core latency still gives the single core the edge). But its also definately pricier than a single-core. The cheapest Dual Core out right now is $321. A person on a $700 budget won't be going for a Dual Core. A comparable single core on the other hand is $160, half the price.
For something that won't help you for another 6-8 months, its hardly worth twice the price.
EDIT: My 2000th post