3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2015 12:18 PM by bizworld

    Dual Core vs. Quad core ?


           I have a question that haunts me for some time. Could someone explain me which offers a better performance: a 3.0Ghz Dual Core Processor or a 2.0-2.5Ghz Quad Core Processor?.

      I know that the Quad Core Processor is faster if we're talking about the same frequency.

      The thing is that I was planning to buy a Desktop System with a Dual Core i3 3240 3.4 Ghz but I saw a laptop with a Quad Core i7 2.1Ghz.
      Assuming that both systems have the same other components:

      -same RAM capacity/frequency/latency

      -same video card capacity/frequency/ BUS memory

      -same HDD capacity/RPM/buffer

      and so on... , could someone tell me which is better and why ? (without considerin the i7 turbo frequency)

      Here you have links to the processors

      ARK | Intel® Core™ i3-3240 Processor (3M Cache, 3.40 GHz)

      ARK | Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) BGA