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Yorkfield Bench Marks: Quad core vs Dual core

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  • Yorkfield Bench Marks: Quad core vs Dual core

    Interesting stuff, just ran across this and was astounded.

    Not only does the Core 2 Quad Q9300 get spanked by Core 2 Duo E8500, it gets spanked where it counts, in GAMES. This happens because MOST games, even the newest, are not optimized for more than two cores, yet. More heat, more wattage equals more waste. The Quad does shine in rendering and encoding over the Duo, but that is about all. Photoshop CS3 is even slightly faster on the Duo.

    Check it out:


    This should help people to reach a decision between the Quad Cores and the Duo Cores. It depends on what you want to do with the system.
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    Thanks for the info RaderCad!
    Justin Nolte
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    • #3
      thats why i bought the e6850 instead of the quad. still want the q9550 or even the q9650 if xotic will offer it someday..
      Sager np9262: 17" 1920x1200wuxga, E6850 Core2duo 3.0ghz 1.3ghz fsb 4mb L2 cache, 4Gb 800mhz ram, 1x nvidia geforce 8800mgtx 512mb gpu, 3x100gb hdd 7200rpm, Raid 0, vista ultimate x64 os, tv tuner, x-fi 7.1 sound card, triple fan cooler, 3Dmark06 9745


      • #4
        Especially, since Core 2 Duo E8500 with a pair of cores runs at 27% higher clock speed, which may be much more important for some applications than an additional pair of cores onboard.
        :/ compare apples to apples

        still valuable benchmarks, but realize that they are comparing two chips with greatly differing clock rates

        ed: wow very interesting crysis score I read that it was a multi-core friendly app, but looks like they didn't do their job as well as UT3

        and I'm flat-out dissapointed that Quake 4 didn't do better because Q3A was one of the first games to support SMP!
        Last edited by kpauls; 05-17-2008, 11:07 AM.