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    Processer Performance

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    by rcsawyer2 ·

    Looking for advise. I am wanting to purchase a new system. The options I am looking at offer a quad cord 1.8 ghz processor OR a due core 2.7 ghz. Will I notice a big difference between the two for personal use using multimedia Photoshop CS3 and a few other programs? The price difference is significent. Thanks Rebecca

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    • #2925668

      Clarifications

      by rcsawyer2 ·

      In reply to Processer Performance

      Clarifications

    • #2925662

      Yup.

      by cmiller5400 ·

      In reply to Processer Performance

      Quad core is going to be faster.

    • #2925590

      Well it depends on what OS you plan on using here

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to Processer Performance

      If you want to run XP you will not notice any difference between a Dual & Quad Core CPU as XP only supports 2 Cores.

      If you want to run a form of Windows and use all of a Quad Core you need to use Vista and not the bare bones version either. So if you are comparing Identical hardware except for the CPU here and are comparing a Dual Core on XP and a Quad Core on Vista then depending on the configuration of the hardware there may be a slight difference to a reasonable speed difference. The Quad Core on optimized Multi Threading Software will always be faster but as Vista is still working out Issues it may prove better to go with a Dual Core and a Proven OS then swap the CPU latter when Vista becomes more reliable. The Dual & Quad Cores made by Intel currently share the same Socket and Chip Set I’m not sure what the situation with the AMD ones are but with Intel CPU’s it’s just a matter of swapping the CPU when the price drops to a reasonable level to move to Quad Core CPU. I think that AMD is the same with the AM2 Socket but I’m not 100% sure of that.

      Of course if you are considering using the Nix version of Adobe’s CS3 then by all means use a Quad Core CPU you’ll notice a massive difference in speed provided that you have enough RAM fitted.

      Col

    • #2925877

      Operating System

      by rcsawyer2 ·

      In reply to Processer Performance

      I will be operating with Windows Vista Home Premium addition with 4gz of ram. I just dont want to pay for the upgrade if it is not going to be a noticable difference.

      • #2926729

        You will notice a difference

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to Operating System

        Not sure about speed of the Software though.

        But editing Pictures and the like will be faster than on a Dual Core.

        Col

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