Pete wrote:multi-threaded basically means "capable of running multiple processes at one time, whether on multiple processors, cores, or machines"
My Dell p4 3.2 is almost 3 years old and I am ready to crank up a new machine. However in reading this forum, it appears that AC10 will not take advantage of the new chip technologies. It is confusing: multi-threaded vs. multi-processor vs. multi-core....
Am I correct in thinking that a Core2Duo running at 2ghz will be slower (by 1/3) than my P4 at 3.2ghz? If so, I may simply upgrade from 1 to 2 gigs of ram and step up to a faster video card (still 8xAGP) and save lots of money. Does this make sense?
Pete wrote:I believe that the Core2Duo system will be much faster, even at lower clock speeds.
That is my concern. I know that any multi-tasking (email, antivirus, itunes, etc.) must take processor power away from AC, slowing it down some. A second core would take that burden away, in theory. But, a Core2Duo with a clock speed anywhere near 3Ghz is still quite expensive, maybe with no real speed gain in AC.