Intel Core 2 duo 3.16ghz or Intel Core 2 Quad 2.33ghz??
March 30, 2009 4:35am CST
For all of you computer geeks out there, can you help me decide. I'm about to buy and build a new computer again, main reason, for gaming. So it supposed to be fast and well powered for gaming. Now im in a dillema, which proccessor to buy, an Intel core 2 duo only with a very high clockspeed? or a Intel Core 2 Quad with 4 core but only 2.33ghz clockspeed? help me decide guys.. thanks!
• United States
4 Jun 09
If you're encoding videos or doing 3D rendering, get the quad core. But if you're just playing games, the Core 2 Duo might be better. This dual core vs quad core debate really has to do with understanding one simple thing. The sole reason for that is that the dual core is typically boasting a higher frequency with only 2 cores while the quad core is boasting a lower frequency with more cores. If you've heard about overclocking, and wish to try it, you could easily get a quad core past the default speed of a dual core processor. For example, I have a quad core that is supposed to be 2.66 ghz but I have it at 3.63 ghz, much faster than any dual core on the market up to this day, and it's got 4 cores. the newer i7 processors are reaching 4-4.5ghz with the i920 chip.