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Originally Posted by mlagrone View Post
why? I guess you are saying that the one processor that is faster is better than 2 slower ones?
I knew that would be your next question!

The reason is...in one case you have 4-cores running at 2.93ghz...in the other case you have 8-cores running at 2.26ghz. NORMALLY...the 8-core setup would be faster than the 4-core setup.

The deciding factor is (of the computing activities you mentioned)...more than likely nothing is going to use more than 2-cores.

Thus then the question really is...is 2-cores running at 2.26ghz faster than 2-cores running at 2.93ghz??? The answer...2-cores running at 2.93ghz is faster!

- Nick

p.s. The other important thing to remember is...these two logic boards are of similar vintage(2009/2010)...so from an architecture standpoint they are similar. So the main deciding factors are...cpu speed & number of cores used.

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