CPU.......Dual core or Not???
Well I'm done as much research as I can handle and I can't make up my mind.
I'm in the procces of building a new puter and I just don't know what to get.
I would like a dual core but latley I've been asking my self If I really need one. I Want a very fast system that's a give. I would do some video editing and some gaming and backing up my dvd library. I usually stay on one task at a time.
That bieng said: in the dual core chips,
I'm looking at the Athlon 64 x2 3800+ 939 socket and the Pentium D 820 775 socket
Does anyone here have any exerience with these chips? Am I looking at something that is over rated?
Maybe I should get at single chip processor, it seems like I can get more speed on a single chip for about the same amount of money.
maybe I'm not seeing something, I am still learning about computers
Take the AMD Athlon 64 Processor 4000+ socket 939 single chip
* Processor: AMD Athlon 64
* Model: 4000+
* P/N (PIB): ADA4000ASBOX
* Stepping: CG
* Frequency: 2400Mhz
* HT Speed: 2000
* Voltage: 1.50V
* Max Temp: 70°C
* Thermal Power: 89W
* L1 Cache: 128KB
* L2 Cache: 1MB
* CMOS Technology: 130nm SOI
* Socket: Socket 939
And nowthe Athlon 64 x2 64 3800+ socket 939
* Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core
* Model: 3800+
* Ordering P/N (PIB) ADA3800BVBOX
* Frequency 2000Mhz
* HT Speed 2000
* Voltage 1.35V-1.40
* Max Temp 71°C
* Thermal Power 89W
* L1 Cache 128KB + 128KB
* L2 Cache 512KB + 512KB
* CMOS Technology 90nm SOI
* Socket Socket 939
They are about the same price so which is a better chip for a person that wants a fast computer and is not so worried about multitasking.
I'm confused, it seems like the single chip would be faster??????
How about that Pentium D 820
# Processor - Intel® Pentium® D Processor
# Processor Number - 820
# Architecture - 90 nm technology
# L2 Cache - 2x1MB
# Clock Speed - 2.80 GHz
# Front Side Bus - 800 MHz
# Execute Disable Bit - Can help to prevent some classes of viruses and worms that exploit buffer overrun vulnerabilities thus helping to improve the overall security of the system.
# Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology - Processors with Intel EM64T allow platforms to access larger amounts of memory and will support 64-bit extended operating systems.
# Dual-Core - Provides two execution cores in one physical processor allowing the platform to do more in less time while enjoying smooth interaction with your PC.
Compare that to the Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz E , 1MB 800 FSB Socket 478 Prescott Hyper Threading Bare Processor .
They are also about the same price??????
So I guess I will leave you with this.
If I were using my computer on mostly single tasks, Will I be throwing away money getting a dual core?
Thank you very much for reading my post.
Any info would be greatly appreciate it.