Question about processors...

  Kerry_L 20:22 08 Jul 06
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Hello,

I'm buying a new laptop and have the choice of getting an 'Intel® Core™ Solo Processor T1350 (1.86 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)' or an 'Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2050 (1.66 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)' for about £35 more.

Is there any/much difference between the performance of the two processors?

Thank you!

Kerry


p.s. Gandalf - thanks for the help with my other question! :)

  Jimmy14 20:33 08 Jul 06

The difference is that the Core Duo has a dual-core architecture, basically it can do almost twice the work per clock cycle. If you compared a Solo and a Duo at the same clock speed, the Duo would be about 60% faster. Definately, the Duo will be a better machine, performance-wise.

Hope it helps

  Kerry_L 20:36 08 Jul 06

Thanks Jimmy :)

So even if the Core Duo one is 1.66 GHz and the Solo is 1.86, the Duo will be faster? Cheers

  ade.h 20:38 08 Jul 06

Yes.

  Jimmy14 20:41 08 Jul 06

says it

  wee eddie 21:22 08 Jul 06

I think that the dual core processor is only faster with specifically written software.

  SG Atlantis® 21:33 08 Jul 06

not really wee eddie.

  powerless 21:41 08 Jul 06

Go for the Core Duo....They're going to be the norm anyways...so why not?

It's only time before s/w for dual cores is in the mainstream.

  powerless 21:41 08 Jul 06

Go for the Core Duo....They're going to be the norm anyways...so why not?

It's only time before s/w for dual cores is in the mainstream.

  ade.h 22:02 08 Jul 06

You may be thinking of 64bit extensions or dual processors.

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