Originally Posted by izzy
Thank you for all your replies. But I am more interested in the performance issue. Is it better than the previous Intel CPU's it replaces?
I already got my Dell with the Solo. I had the opportunity to get one at a very good price. I thought it was something I can't pass up but the only thing I am questioning being a solo instead of the dual.
At the moment I am happy with its performance but I want to see numbers.
The fastest core solo is nowhere as fast as the fastest Centrino Pentium M. The increased FSB of the new Core processor has a the drawback of having higher latency in the L2 Cache. Therfore, on some tasks it's actuallly SLOWER than the identical clocked Centrino Pentium M processor.
The price of production of the core solo and core duo processors is roughly the same. It's just a money grabing game on the part of PC manufactures to offer the solo systems. I wouldn't grab a solo processor unless I just didn't have the few extra dollars for the upgrade. At the speeds they are offering the solo processors it just doesn't make a lot of sense IMHO.