2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 18, 2009 7:52 AM by Ytterbium

    Su3500 v. su4100

    bpm120

      Trying to compare the su3500 to the su4100. So you can see where my confusion is

      There is this ... http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=43568,37133,

       

      So, the su4100 has two cores versus the su3500's one core ... although it is a little faster core

       

      but then there is this

      http://www.intel.com/consumer/Learn/ultra-thin.htm ... translation pentium slower ... except the su4100??

       

      So when we talk about applications utilizing two cores ... are more average one's, like picasa, able to benefit from the two cores. I imagine photoshop would be but other than that?

        • 1. Re: Su3500 v. su4100
          bpm120

          I will throw in one more item - the su3500 is 64bit ... so that should make it faster than the su4100 ... or again does an application need to be structured such that it takes advantage of the 64 bit ability.

          • 2. Re: Su3500 v. su4100
            Ytterbium

            Dual core will boost applications that aren't multicore aware, when running the application it can take a whole core to it's self and operating system and anyother program running will use the other core.  In a single core system everything is shared so no program can take a full core's worth of performance.

             

            The SU4100 is a 64-bit capable chip as well according to the ARK.

             

            I think it's confusing as the SU4100 is the top end chip in the "Pentium" line and the SU3500 is one up from the bottom in the "Core2" line.

             

            The SU3500 is half the power consumption of the SU4100 so the battery life could be longer and the laptop could be much thinner.

             

            Personally I'd take 2 cores over one any day.

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