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Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro
      08/02/13 01:18 AM
Quote johnny h:

Quote desmond:

Quote Skerrick:

ive actually heard that a dual core is better if you can get a really decent one, something to do with the information signal being split in two directions (when being processed) rather than four, making it faster to allocate and re-evaluate information as it runs in and out of the cpu.. ergo, some dual core systems are better than some quad core systems and vice versa.




You should talk to better informed people, really.
That's complete rubbish, based on zero understanding of what's actually happening, technically...

Sorry...




Yep, complete madness.




okay... well i recall reading it in a 2008 edition of futuremusic magazine im pretty sure...
i did a quick google search as well...

"More Cores or Faster Clock Speed?
On the whole, a system with a faster dual-core will feel faster in day-to-day work, but the quad core will reward you when you multitask or the more esoteric/scientific your work. This is of course, a generality, but it generally fits. For example: The 3.1GHz Intel Core i3-2100 (dual-core) in the Gateway ZX6961-UB20P got a very good 2,639 point score at PCMark7 (a test of day-to-day use), but only a 2.99 point score at CineBench R11.5 (a 3D rendering test). Around the same time we tested a "slower" Intel Core 2.7GHz Core i5-2500S (quad-core) in a HP Compaq 8200 Elite USDT which got a much lower 2,190 score on PCMark7, but a much higher 4.45 point score on CineBench. The extra cache and cores in the i5-2500S helped the HP get a much higher score on the CineBench R11.5 test, where such enhancements benefit performance. In day-to-day tasks, both will seem similar, or at worse the HP will seem slower than the Gateway at an earlier stage in its useful life. We could present you a large table of comparison scores going back several years, but that would add even more variables to the mix and bore most of you to tears."

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2406293,00.asp

but thats just one instance of what ive read and it obviously doesnt apply to all cpus.. i guess its technically correct, it just relates to different tasks and loads being put on the cpu and which is better at handling what...
plus yeah its an old piece of information so i had a bit of a hazy memory about it hah but yeah... theres the info i was referring to.


Edited by Skerrick (08/02/13 01:34 AM)

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* 13" vs 15" macbook pro Adamski123 04/02/13 10:11 PM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro G-Doubleyou   23/02/13 05:03 PM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro Skerrick   08/02/13 02:26 AM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro johnny h   08/02/13 12:07 PM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro Skerrick   21/02/13 06:04 AM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro johnny h   21/02/13 10:51 AM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro Chevytraveller   08/02/13 11:17 AM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro Skerrick   21/02/13 06:04 AM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro chris...   21/02/13 12:33 PM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro Adamski123   07/02/13 06:30 PM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro electrotimba   07/02/13 07:53 PM
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. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro chris...   07/02/13 11:38 AM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro G-Doubleyou   07/02/13 05:20 PM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro Skerrick   07/02/13 12:58 AM
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. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro johnny h   06/02/13 10:43 PM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro Skerrick   07/02/13 01:00 AM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro desmond   07/02/13 03:00 AM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro johnny h   07/02/13 09:16 AM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro Skerrick   08/02/13 01:18 AM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro Chevytraveller   08/02/13 01:42 AM
. * Re: 13" vs 15" macbook pro clisma   08/02/13 08:18 AM
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