Which processor is better? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-05-2008, 09:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
forrestcupp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 692
Default Which processor is better?

Is an Athlon 64 X2 3800 that clocks at 2.0 GHz better than an Athlon 64 3500+ that clocks at 2.21 GHz?

You don't have to tell me they're both low-end and your proc is way better. I just want to know if the dual core is really a proc even though it clocks lower.
__________________

forrestcupp is offline  
Old 01-05-2008, 09:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Which processor is better?

Yes Dual Core is better. I dont know much about the AMD line up but all Dual Core are better cause even though many apps are not SMP the 2 cores will still act as 1 and therefor it will make some tasks such as movie conversions go faster.

Give you a example. I have a P4 3.4GHz. Use Nero Vision to encode a .avi to a DVD. This tkaes roughly a hour and a half.

Now just got my new setup with a Core 2 Quad at 2.2GHz. Same thing. Take a .avi and convert it. Takes roughly 25 minutes.

See how things can gewt cut down even though the applicaitons isnt SMP. Win RAR with a Dual Core will be great for you. The 2 cores will split the duties and works nicely for you.
__________________

__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 01-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
Yek
T.F's Resident Cool Guy...
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,613
Send a message via AIM to Yek Send a message via MSN to Yek Send a message via Yahoo to Yek
Default Re: Which processor is better?

Dual core
Yek is offline  
Old 01-05-2008, 12:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
forrestcupp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 692
Default Re: Which processor is better?

I just found a very informative site with lots of benchmarks. AMD's Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor - The Tech Report - Page 1

It looks like for single threaded processes the 3500+ almost always outperforms the X2 3800 by a noticeable amount. But for dual threaded processes, the X2 3800 beats the pants off of the 3500+.

So I guess the question is do I do enough things that are smp for it to be worth it? I doubt it.
forrestcupp is offline  
Old 01-05-2008, 01:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
Yek
T.F's Resident Cool Guy...
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,613
Send a message via AIM to Yek Send a message via MSN to Yek Send a message via Yahoo to Yek
Default Re: Which processor is better?

Hit the nail on the head. Do you want it so you can say " i have a xx" or do you want it becuase you actully NEED it ?

Yek is offline  
Old 01-05-2008, 02:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: Which processor is better?

Quote:
Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
I just found a very informative site with lots of benchmarks. AMD's Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor - The Tech Report - Page 1

It looks like for single threaded processes the 3500+ almost always outperforms the X2 3800 by a noticeable amount. But for dual threaded processes, the X2 3800 beats the pants off of the 3500+.

So I guess the question is do I do enough things that are smp for it to be worth it? I doubt it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Makaveli213 View Post
Yes Dual Core is better. I dont know much about the AMD line up but all Dual Core are better cause even though many apps are not SMP the 2 cores will still act as 1 and therefor it will make some tasks such as movie conversions go faster.

Give you a example. I have a P4 3.4GHz. Use Nero Vision to encode a .avi to a DVD. This tkaes roughly a hour and a half.

Now just got my new setup with a Core 2 Quad at 2.2GHz. Same thing. Take a .avi and convert it. Takes roughly 25 minutes.

See how things can gewt cut down even though the applicaitons isnt SMP. Win RAR with a Dual Core will be great for you. The 2 cores will split the duties and works nicely for you.
both fo you are right. don't expect a dual core that's around the same number to outperform it's single core cousin for a single chore unless the app was design to use both cores at once. it will multi task better. to see the difference you would need to step up to an amd 4400 0r 4600 processor.
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 01-05-2008, 04:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
forrestcupp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 692
Default Re: Which processor is better?

But I did find out that the X2 3800 is pretty sweet to overclock. So if I can overclock it to get at least as good of single thread performance as my 3500+, it might be worth it. My 3500+ is 2.2GHz, and I have heard of people taking the X2 3800 from 2.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz without any issues. One guy even got it to run 2.7 GHz.
__________________

forrestcupp is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.