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Equivalent of a 2.4 P4 Processor?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by wordsearch, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. wordsearch

    wordsearch Newbie

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    If a game requires a 2.4 P4 processor or equivalent, would a dual core 2.0 processor work with it?
     
  2. Jaguar

    Jaguar Notebook Consultant

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    There was an identical thread somewhere, but anyway:

    A 2,0Ghz core2duo is going to murder a 2,4ghz P4.

    A 2,4Ghz p4 is going to take like 2min 30 secs for a wprime 32M test, while
    a 2,0Ghz core2duo will take around 40 secs.

    The Mhz mean nothing, the design does. Heck, a 2000Mhz c2d is faster than 5000Mhz p4.
     
  3. wordsearch

    wordsearch Newbie

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    I apologise, I searched beforehand but didn't find any identical threads, but that is probably my inability to spell equivalent properly :)

    So a dual core should handle it more than fine? As you say core2duo whereas my laptop is listed as a dual core, I am not entirely sure if those two are the same or not but I thought I should double check.

    And thank you for your help.
     
  4. davepermen

    davepermen Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    My 1.2ghz core2duo normally beats the p4 2.4ghz of a friend :)
     
  5. StormEffect

    StormEffect Lazer. *pew pew*

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    Pretty much ANY dual core processor will beat ANY Pentium 4 processor in modern applications.

    Game boxes are in sore need of updating.
     
  6. Clutch

    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    I know for COD4 the requirement is a 2.4 P4 or a 2.0 duo core.
     
  7. wobble987

    wobble987 Notebook Virtuoso

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    it is generally better to over-kill the system requirement, the game requirement is just enough to run the game, but experience will be horendous in general, try doubling, the system requirement for best effect. pretty much the faster the computer, the better the experience.

    here, check this website out:

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html

    a Pentium 4 3.0GHz
    is roughly equivelant to
    Core 2 Solo (Single Processor, custom-ultra-ultra-low voltage) SU3500 1.4GHz.

    a Pentium 4 3.8GHz
    will be beaten badly by
    Core 2 Duo U7500 (dual core, ultra-low voltage) 1.0GHz
    and will be beaten really badly by even older generation (now budget class) dual core processsor
    Pentium Dual Core T2310 1.4GHz
     
  8. pacmandelight

    pacmandelight Notebook Deity

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    Any modern Intel Core 2 or AMD dual core will run circles around a 2.4 GHz P4.
     
  9. boypogi

    boypogi Man Beast

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    i think a 600mhz core2duo is the equivalent of a 2.4ghz p4 lol
     
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    User Retired 2 Notebook Nobel Laureate NBR Reviewer

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  11. King of Interns

    King of Interns C90 Deity

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    I own a 2.4ghz P4 and there is absolutely no reason to try to compare it to a core 2 duo or dual core lol. Its like comparing a 400mhz celeron to the P4 (which I also have :p)
    Anyways if you are looking to upgrade or get new computer look towards quad core as it is more future proof.
     
  12. jackluo923

    jackluo923 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Probably a netbook's 1.6ghz atom will beat pentium 4 2.4ghz in responsiveness, power efficiency, and a bunch of other measured quantities.

    My Acer Aspire one gets about
    1600 PCMark 2005 score
    and
    124 seconds for wPrime 32M

    Atom is about as fast as 1.33GHz Core Solo U1500 which got around the same score in wPrime.

    Also right now, the HDDs in laptops are so much faster than the oens in P4 laptops. The 160GB hdd in my AAO gets about 85MB/s Maximum read and write and 40MB/s minimum read and write.
     
  13. bobnova

    bobnova Notebook Consultant

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    Atom 1.6 is almost exactly equal a socket 478 northwood p4.

    In other news, my desktop p4 3.2 runs wprime32 in 88 seconds, my desktop pentium-dual-core c2d 2.5 runs it in 30 seconds. A single core of it runs it in 60 seconds.
    Now desktop c2ds are quite a bit faster then their laptop equivalents, but even so my dads t5250 (1.5ghz laptop) runs it in 78 seconds.
    The northwood 2.4 runs it in 111 or so, and the atom is 110 or so.

    So yeah, even a laptop 2.0 c2d will murder a p4 2.4.
     
  14. anothergeek

    anothergeek Equivocally Nerdy

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    Isn't Atom basically a Pentium M with a smaller cache? Pentium M were way ahead of P4's in that era as well. A 2ghz would keep up with a 3+
     
  15. Bog

    Bog Losing it...

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    You can't compare a dual-core CPU to a single-core CPU under almost any circumstances. Chances are that a 1.5GHz Pentium M (Banias) is comparable to the P4 described.
     
  16. jackluo923

    jackluo923 Notebook Virtuoso

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    No. The processor uses a new architecture.
     
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