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New Pentium Dual 2.6 Mhz

hi there. I currently have a pentium 4 3ghz with HT. I am looking at upgrading my second computer. Basically i am gonna replace my second pc with the 3ghz Ht. In the master 1 i will fit it with the dual 2.6 Pentium D. Am i wasting my time or will the performance be just as equal. Is it true that the HT has been replaced with dual core tech?

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HT is similar to Dual Core, the

In reply to: New Pentium Dual 2.6 Mhz

Dual Core has a complete set of all registers, memory etc and is therefore two complete CPU's. HTt allows two processing paths except that it does share some of the hardware processing elements.

Be aware that Intel also makes a Dual Core in which both cores also are HT.

So in one sense Dual Core may be a replacement for HT.

The Dual Core performance will become more worthwhile as software gets developed to use each core at maximum efficiency.

Of course, at this time the Intel Dual Cores are fairly far from the most efficient design because of the poor communication path between the two cores.

Maybe wait until Intel gets their design finalized. [but that may require a new chipset/mobo]

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desktop single cores are near the end of the road

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intel may release 1 more single core in the p4 line in april/may. the new core duo line (due september)will supersede all p4s and, as the name suggests, will have 2 cores.

after core duo's debut, single cores will be considered entry level processors (not unlike celerons).

until then, pentium-D prices will fall significantly. by the end of april, a 3.2ghz p4 940D will be about $250. the p4 820/830/840D line is already being phased out.

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