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GHz VS Cores Vs Threads

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was wandering if GHz, cores, or threads are best. Other articles don't cover it well and i wanted to see a answer from enthusiasts. By the way I was wandering which was best for gaming not rendering, video editing, etc.

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10 hours ago, Reaper814 said:

are best

what do you mean? these aren't things that you can compare. 

clock speeds and core count and thread count aren't the same thing (unless the cpu does not support SMT/HT then the threads and cores are basically the same thing).

also there's more to a cpu than thread and core count and clock speeds. 

there's the fpu, cache layout, ipc, imc etc.


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1 minute ago, TofuHaroto said:

what do you mean? these aren't things that you can compare. 

clock speeds and core count and thread count aren't the same thing (unless the cpu does not support SMT/HT then the threads and cores are basically the same thing).

also there's more to a cpu than thread and core count and clock speeds. 

there's the fpu, cache layout, ipc, imc etc.

If you could have more cores, threads, or faster clock speeds which would get you higher performance in games

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2 minutes ago, Reaper814 said:

If you could have more cores, threads, or faster clock speeds which would get you higher performance in games

i would look at benchmarks online for the games i play and pick based on that

because each game run differently on each CPU


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2 minutes ago, Reaper814 said:

If you could have more cores, threads, or faster clock speeds which would get you higher performance in games

thats not entirely true though, as @TofuHaroto said, there's more than just these 3 factors.


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Balance is what matters. Some games can use a ton of cores, some games only a few, also clock speed is only half the story for single threaded performance. A really old processor at high clocks will lose out to a new processor at moderate clocks. That's where "instructions per clock" comes in. 


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10 hours ago, Reaper814 said:

which would get you higher performance in games

these are completly different things.

unless:

10 hours ago, TofuHaroto said:

(unless the cpu does not support SMT/HT then the threads and cores are basically the same thing).

^. 

it's not that simple, there's the cache layout, ipc, fpu, imc. it's not that simple lol.


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MX500.

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