View Full Version : Pentium 4 against dual core?

10-28-2007, 02:13 PM

What is the real advantage from a dual core processor against a Pentium 4?
Big cities without stutter?

Thanks in advance

10-28-2007, 02:22 PM
When dealing with software written to take advantage of multi-core setups, a P4 will be left in the dust.

10-28-2007, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by na85:
When dealing with software written to take advantage of multi-core setups, a P4 will be left in the dust.

I'd go even further and say that a dualie will smoke a P4 under any circumstances.

10-28-2007, 03:59 PM
So for il2 1946 no advantage?

10-28-2007, 04:09 PM
Originally posted by potver:
So for il2 1946 no advantage?

Dual core in general simply has a better architecture (I think its the architecture). Anyways, point is that any dual core processor will perform better then the P4 no matter the program.

10-28-2007, 04:13 PM
I was using a socket 939 AMD Opteron at 3GHz which massacred the P4 3.2.Im now using a Core2Duo 6700 at 3.2GHz which massacres the AMD....in some cases by between 30 and 50%+

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-28-2007, 04:29 PM
IL2 doesn't take advantage of the multiple cores. However, the new architecture in the Intel Core 2 duo and quad core processors improves performance by leaps and bounds in comparison to the older P4's because of a number of architectural changes. As most know, they actually run at a lower clock (similar to way the Athlon series from AMD did compared to the P4's.

As has already been stated, dual core technology isn't really a benefit in this sim, but the improved technology of the newer procs is.

10-28-2007, 10:34 PM
What about the twin core D

10-28-2007, 10:39 PM
Pentium 4 < Pentium D < Pentium Dual core < Pentium Core 2 duo < Pentium Quad core

10-28-2007, 11:05 PM
I've gone from a P4 3.0GHz to an Athlon 64 3500+ to a Core 2 Duo E6600 over the last two years, and each was a huge step up in game performance. The game is system intensive, it just demands a lot from more than just your vidcard & RAM, and the ability of the processor to handle the demands of processing all the data generated at once seems obvious to me.

I'm still on the fence about Quad Core, but the Q6600 is already cheaper than my E6600 was when I bought it last December...



10-29-2007, 01:44 AM
Netburst architecture relied on massively high clock speeds to make up for its inefficiency. Core 2 chips get more done with fewer clock cycles. Be sure!

10-29-2007, 04:51 AM

a good guide to optimising your multi-core for il2 use