The GHz rating can't be used once we leave the Pentium 4 camp. For instance to compare the GHz on a Centrino we just double the GHz on the Centrino to guess what the same speed P4 would be.
There is a similar multiplier for your AMD X2 CPU but let's just say it's more than enough CPU.
Ok. I'm sort of new to the whole Dualcore scene.
When a game says it requires a 3.4ghz processor, it's referring to a single core processor, no?
So if I run an Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (2.0ghz dualcore.), what would happen if i try to run it. Since not many people have 3.4 "dualcores", seeing as those are horribly expensive and normally just OC'ed 3.0's.
Will the fact that it's a dualcore make up for the lack of the top end 3.4ghz. Since 3.4ghz is what's recommended to run the Game + OS + Background services. Where as a Dualcore has 2.0ghz devoted to the game and then 2.ghz devoted to OS + background services?
Does this makes sense? Or am i completely wrong?