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Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:12 pm

i was wondering if a dual P!!! 1Ghz wuld be as good as a P4 2Ghz. bcoz i hav a dual mobos Abit VP6 and i want to know how close a dual 1Ghz will be to the 2Ghz.

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Lao Tze
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Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:37 pm

depends on the task, if its smp capable I would say that in raw number crunching abilities the p4 would be slightly better... overall, the dual-p3's would be at a great disadvantage due to the memory bottleneck...
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Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:57 pm

I would say the P4 would be vastly superior at almost all tasks because almost none of the 'everyday' apps are smp. Even Photoshop has barely any multi-threading at all.
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Sat Feb 23, 2002 12:40 am

The dual should be better for SMP-aware apps, heavy multitasking, and generally 'smoother' (the SMP folks know what I'm talking about). For single threaded apps, games, and such, the P4 will have better performance.

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