AMD Phenom II Quad-Core N970(2.2GHz)
Intel Core i5 480M(2.66GHz)
The AMD has 4 cores, but lower clock speed. The Intel has 2 cores, but a higher clock speed. What one is better and why?
Processors were verrrrry easy to understand when the only thing that seemed to matter was clock speed. I guess that was a while ago though.
So when is the highest clock speed the best choice? When is it better to sacrifice a little bit of speed for an extra core or two? And what difference do the L2 and L3 cache make?
I do know a bit about computers. Really. It's just... there's always someone that knows more. And there's always something new to figure out.