1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 6, 2011 11:40 AM by MickP

    Core 2 Duo speed verses Core 2 Quad


      Just talking about the processors, What is the speed or perforamce differences between the core 2 duo chip and the core 2 quad chip. I know the quad has more threads and a larger cach but is there that much difference between the two. I have a core 2 quad in my desktop computer and i am looking at buying a core 2 duo in a laptop from a friend. I do a lot of video and still image processing and wanted to know if I would see very much difference in speed or pefromance.




        • 1. Re: Core 2 Duo speed verses Core 2 Quad

          There is no one answer that will fit all situations. You're using the machines (desktop or laptop) with software that may or may not fully utilize the hardware capability. The best answer I can give would be to open up the task manager (assuming a Windows XP | Vista | 7) and track the performance for the various apps you use.  Video will be heavy IO, CPU and GPU each contribute to speed.  Tracking snap shots of performance and a variety of apps for the same data set may reveal the true differences between which processor will be suitable for the task.


          There are probably benchmark apps that may help automate the testing process.