3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2017 10:12 AM by Intel Corporation

    Technical Breakdown of 2GHz Octa Core vs 4GHz Quad Core

    KernelXanders

      Hi,

       

      I was wondering if somebody could give me a technical breakdown of why a 2GHz Octa Core is faster than a 4GHz Quad Core in multithreaded workloads, assuming both chips has the same architecture and are of same generation with all the same specs and IPC, when they have the same amount of total GHz available? In theory a 4GHz Quad Core should perform equally against a 2GHz Octa Core if the program is optimized for utilizing both 4GHz and 8 cores? Or am I missing something here?