Re: SuperPi CPU benchmark
3800+ = 2.0Ghz with 2x512K cache
4200+ = 2.2Ghz with 2x512K cache
4400+ = 2.2Ghz with 2x1Mb cache
4800+ = 2.4Ghz with 2x512K cache
4800+ = 2.4Ghz with 2x1Mb cache
FX-60 = 2.6Ghz with 2x1Mb cache
And Im pretty sure that overall, if a game isnt multithreaded, a dual core vs a single core will be pretty much the same at similar clocks unless you run programs in the background. Generally though, if you have a dual core that can only hit 2.3Ghz on an overclock because of heat issues and you have a single core that can hit 2.5 or 2.6, the single core will be better for non-multithreaded games and apps (again, unless you do a lot of multitasking).
If my CPU wasnt such a damn good overclocker I would have plunked down on a dual core already. I dont really do anything or play any games thatd really benefit from another core, especially if I end up getting a weak overclocker... then Id probably lose performance. Oblivion is supposedly multithreaded but it doesnt seem to run any better on my brother's 4200+ overclocked to 2.5Ghz.
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