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Intel Core 2 Quad vrs AMD Dual core 6000


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What speed difference if any would I see between he Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.85 Ghz and the AMD Dual core 6000 running @ 3.0 Ghz. This is for normal use no gaming.
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Intel would be much faster. The Intel processor is running on 4 cores, while the AMD would be only running on 2 cores.
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Are all four core being utilized?
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In most "normal use" cases, no. However, clock-for-clock, Intel's Core 2 microarchitecture is faster than anything AMD has been able to come up with. Even though its clock speed is 150mhz slower, the Core 2 Quad, even when only using two cores, would be faster than the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+. However, for "normal use" (web browsing, word processing, music, videos, etc.), either one would be more than enough.
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