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E-350 vs p4

by Ruckalaz / March 10, 2011 5:15 AM PST

I am just curious on the subject of my old dell dimension 8400 w/ a pentium 4 3.4 ghz prescott single core with hyper-threading vs. my new thinkpad with a e-350 amd processor dual core. I know the p4 has a much faster clock speed, but the e-350 has newer microarchitecture. which processor would be faster in playing a multi-threaded game, considering they have the same video card, ram, etc.?

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Just one idea
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2011 10:58 AM PST
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ratings
by Ruckalaz / March 10, 2011 10:15 PM PST
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i found out that the e-350 has a higher rating (749 vs 541). wow. tech has advanced so fast. It's hard to believe that my tiny thinkpad is faster than my giant dell 8400.

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More ratings.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2011 10:44 PM PST
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This interested me a little more than pure speed. There are new ratings that give us "how many Watts per megaflops?"

It's sort of a miles per gallon for computing.
Bob

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cod4
by Ruckalaz / March 11, 2011 8:45 AM PST
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which processor do u believe will give higher fps for playing cod4, an first person shooter game, considering the graphic cards are equal?

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COD?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2011 11:47 AM PST
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tried out demo
by Ruckalaz / March 12, 2011 2:24 AM PST
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wow. cod4 indeed ran better on my amd e350, but probably because the graphics card my e350 is paired with is far far superior to my p4 graphics card from 2004.

i'm gonna have to get a new desktop....

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