AMD Dual Core CPU's & HT Tech
stsykin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 06:50:49 UTC 2006
> Hi All,
> This question is kinda related so I thought I would ask it here.
> Considering an Intel (not AMD) chip between the HT tech or dual core.
> Which would be better for a normal desktop that is used for small
> amounts of gaming and large amounts of video watching, video editing,
> picture editing, usually running multiple programs at once (running
> dual boot Linux & XP with several Virtual Machines - VMWare).
Intel dual core chips only have a ~25% gain in performance on multi
threaded performance, and lose performance in single threaded
applications when compared to the latest single core chips, because they
run at lower clock speeds and higher latencies. For running multiple
programs at once, a lower frequency dual core processor, although unless
your going to be running many programs regularly, it's probably not good
value for money. By many I mean much more than standard desktop use. For
gaming the faster single cored processor will give better performance
because mot games are still not multi-threaded.
> I am getting a new computer and I am just wondering which I should go
> with. Any comments would be appreciated.
I would advise AMD for any dual core performance, because most reviews I
have read rate them as performing better because of far lower latencies,
and no frequency downgrade to cope with eat issues. Also, you can run
them in 64-bit, gaining approxiamtely double the speed (I know not
actually, but things happen almost twice as fast in terms of real world
experience, which is the thing that counts).
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