September 22nd, 2006, 11:13 PM
Pentium 4 vs Core 2 Duo
I am looking at getting a new laptop (I currently have a Dell Inspiron 1150 Laptop w/ Pentium 4 @ 2.8 Ghz) for personal/business use.
Not taking into account other factors such as memory, motherboard, etc, how does a Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz compare to a Core 2 Duo at 2 Ghz?
September 22nd, 2006, 11:34 PM
go to tomshardware.com and click on CPU Charts on the right
Originally Posted by jefwic
they say that a 2.8Ghz P4 520 does their lame test in 5:05, the Core 2 Duo @ 2.13Ghz does the same test in 3:10, the P4 got 834 in 3DMark 06 while the Core 2 Duo got 1892, and for PCMark 05/CPU the P4 got 3522 while the Core 2 Duo got 5489
so doing the math on those numbers would say that the Core 2 Duo @ 2.13Ghz is 1.8 times faster then a P4 @ 2.8Ghz, and that's with the slowest Core 2 Duo, its not a Conroe
September 23rd, 2006, 02:07 AM
September 24th, 2006, 01:03 PM
Thank you for the websites!
February 23rd, 2007, 01:14 PM
Theres really no comparison ... the performance is multiple times that of a c2d ...
But sadly... there is a problem with getting rid of a p4 ... you will nee to find an alternate heater for your room in the wintertime LOL
March 20th, 2007, 08:48 PM
wait...i hope you meant that the Core 2 Duo has better performance then the P4.
Core 2 Duo is a the second gen of the intel dual cores, it whips P4s in terms of performance. With two cores you can do more or less twice as much as a normal single core P4.
Also you can easily overclock the Core 2 Duos to 2.8+ on air alone...i have seen E6300 overclocked to over 3.0 on air cooling only.
Comments on this post
March 20th, 2007, 09:11 PM
1.8Ghz E6300 OC's to 3.2 stable on my rig ... but i wanna upgrade my ram to DDR2-8500 ... extreme OC capabilities
Originally Posted by crimson_fire
Since you are buying a laptop, don't even consider a Pentium 4. The Core 2 has much better power management (read: actually HAS power management), so your battery life will be significantly better. A Core 2 solo has much better performance than a Pentium 4, so whether you go single or dual core, I highly recommend the Core 2 over any other chip. The benefit of a second core will only be noticeable if you do a lot of multi-tasking, or if you use applications that are multi-threaded (designed to use multiple cores simultaneously). If you use Photo Shop, do a lot of video/audio encoding or plan to play modern games on your new laptop, the dual-core version is a good investment.
February 1st, 2008, 06:53 PM
pentium 4's are the worse choice for laptop as you're battery life will be dismal. Pentium M's were my favorite processors for laptops. Still haven't made the leap to the whole core scene. Windows 2003 runs more than fine on Pentium M 1.5 no vista here!
February 3rd, 2008, 08:31 PM
Core 2 Duo is more powerful.
February 5th, 2008, 07:29 PM
my friend went through 4 P4 notebooks before they decided to just send him a nice desktop. The last one melted right through the motherboard.
February 17th, 2008, 03:46 AM
And will be more popular...
Originally Posted by joytime360
February 26th, 2008, 10:12 AM
Although i would still preferr an AMD.
February 26th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Originally Posted by Original Post
Dang! Waited a year an a half to find that out ...
Originally Posted by joytime360 February 3rd, 2008 05:31 PM
(I am enjoying my newly built Core 2 Quad tho ...)
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February 27th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Core2 has just too much future proof power that its going to save you in the long run, even if there was a minor performance difference now