Pentium 4 used to do 3.2GHz as their 'common' range.
When core2duo came out, it did 1.6-1.8GHz as the 'common' range. and it was faster.
Now my 2.2GHz amdx2 is becoming obsolete - can't even stream ps3mediaserver 1080p on-the-go. it seems like everyone is using 2.6-2.8GHz core2duo or amdx2.
then you've got core2quad and corei7 - not sure about core2quad but the 'common' speed of the current corei7 is 1.6GHz - now how does that even come close to those 2.6-2.8GHz core2duos?
- will the indicated corei7 speed be faster than the indicated core2duo speed doing MONOtasking? multitasking?
i'm looking to 'upgrade' ie build new machine (or a laptop) middle of next year and i'm wondering what will be the 'norm' then (i'm not looking to take over the world with the most expensive item, just the middle class, common perhaps high end common ones).
hmm hopefully i havent confused anyone but myself (googling core i7 didnt really help me that much to understand when lower clock speeds could be A LOT faster!)