Dual Core vs HyperThreading vs Dual CPU

Gerard Seibert gerard at seibercom.net
Thu Jan 12 01:46:03 PST 2006

Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at u.washington.edu>

> 	No kidding. But I doubt the competence of people that buy computers  
> from big name manufacturers, unless they bought it maybe for server  
> applications, large scale deployment of machines, etc. Gotta love  
> their little Flash graphics with the "balls" representing "bits",  
> just hopping along the CPU/cores... lol.
> -Garrett

From a strictly marketing/advertising sense, it is a rather useful tool.
Honestly, they could have posted a 5000 word white paper detailing the
specs and performance gains versus none hyper-threaded or dual cored PCs,
but how many actual potential buyers would have actually read or
understood it. That little visual aid they developed immediately
attracts a potential buyers attention.

I do question why you make the statement, "I doubt the competence of
people that buy computers from big name manufacturers" however. I happen
to own two Dell computers, along with an old Compag (my first). In the
past ten years or so, I have purchased at least 6 personal PC's and
recommended dozens more to my friends. At least when buying from a well known
manufacturer, the odds are that they will be around if something
goes wrong with the unit. I have know individuals who have purchased
from lesser known manufacturers only to discover that they were no
longer in business in a year or two. I look for stability in the
companies I do business with as well as the units I purchase. I
personally find your statement somewhat insulting.

Gerard Seibert
gerard at seibercom.net

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