I have an application to install on several user machines that requires the following processor capability:
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
I've asked my users to go to system information to determine what processor they have, but not sure how this helps:
Is there a mapping (Family X, Model XX) that tells me what kind of processor this is? I've been searching around and discovered that Family 6 Model 15 is an Intel Dual Core. My questions are:
1. Do the two processors listed above meet or exceed a Pentium 4 specification?
2. Is an Intel Dual Core as fast/faster than an Pentium 4?
Much newer and "faster" (faster is a bad term since the processor clock speed (Ghz) may be slower, but the processor is able to do more operations per seconds)
The SSE2 requirement is a little harder to confirm. since I don't see the instruction support posted anywhere in a real quick look.
The tool i would recommend is CPUID from CPUZ http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html (freeware great software.Company surive on donations)
As well as the Processor Name, you get a list of Instructions support both by the processor and the mother board BIOS.
SSE2 is fairly ild so it should be supported.