Originally Posted by ricanflow
A 2.7ghz dual core can multitask just fine.
The older phenoms, especially the tlb affected ones really underperformed even with the 4 cores.
I own a 9600BE, it handles multiple threads loads better than a dual core. Especially if you manage your programs properly (when you have multiple intensive programs, run each program on certain cores)
in single threaded programs, a dual core would be better.
but the 9600BE can handle itself very well when you have a lot of different threads open.