Quadcore / Duo Core question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ridu, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Ridu


    Am buying a new Dell pc and the sales rep has recommended either of the below processors. The quad core works out a little more expensive and has a lower GHz of 2.33 v 2.8GHz for the duo core.

    Can anyone who knows about these things please tell me which one is likely to perform better? I'll be using it with a few different charting aps including Multi Charts, Esignal, IB etc. Are these specs high enough?

    Very grateful for any thoughts.

    Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q8200 (2.33GHz, 1
    1333FSB, 4MB)

    Intel(R) Core2 Duo Processor E7400 (2.80 1
    GHz, 1066MHz, 3MB)

  2. Get the quad core. You will like it better.

  3. spd


    agreed, go with the quad core. either would get the job done though, quad core with just remain relevant a bit longer.
  4. Ridu


    that's great, thanks. Quad core it is.
  5. mtt


  6. jaley


    you can already buy the quad core i7s with hyperthreading
  7. what did you go with? I bought a Dell Optiplex 755 with an E8400 processor (Core 2 Duo @ 3.0ghz) and recently upgraded to a Q9650 (Core 2 Quad @ 3.0ghz) and it's a night and day difference. Depending on the systems (dell is picky about what can be upgraded and what can't) if all was equal I'd get the lower/cheaper one and upgrade to the Q9650 processor - it's unreal how much faster it is when I'm working.

    EDIT: I also purchased my PC with a XP Professional downgrade from Vista and I prefer the performance of XP Pro 32-bit over Vista on the same machine.
  8. Ridu


    not bought it yet, am based in China and these things are pretty pricey v what you get from dell in US. Below specs come to RMB5500 which is around US$800. A similar spec Precision T3400 would work out at almost 3 times more here in China :-(

    Dell Inspiron 530s, Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8200 (2.33GHz,
    1333FSB, 4MB),
    -4GB (2X2GB) NECC Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz SD
    RAM Memory,
    -320GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Co mmand Queuing
    -256MB ATI Radeon HD 3450 (DVI+HDMI+VGA)
  9. rosy2


  10. whatever you do, go with the workstations, there power horses.
    leave inspirion and the rest behind.
    I got myself a t3400 extreme quadecore with 4 gigs ram with the recommendation of gnome. On ebay there a lot cheaper.
    Go with the t3400 or t5400,
    you won't regret it
    #10     Apr 13, 2009