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*Advice for a new desktop- required processor power?

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Hello all! I'm receiving a new desktop off my father in law (lucky me) with which I will be using it for editing HD video and day to day computer tasks. I keep my eye on the latest Dell offers (Mi…
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Hello all!

I'm receiving a new desktop off my father in law (lucky me) with which I will be using it for editing HD video and day to day computer tasks. I keep my eye on the latest Dell offers (MikeT) and have seen quite a few recently. BUT... would a Intel Core-Duo Processor 2.2 suffice? My budget is £400 for the base only. I will have 4gb of ram installed. This deal today seems a good offer...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/289474/dell-vostro-220-desktop-base-unit-2/

Thank you in advance for any advice. I would really appreciate it. :-)
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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I have a dual core 2.4 laptop 3gb ram and a quad core 2.4 desktop 4gb ram and there is a difference in speed for video editing but cannot really tell in everyday usage.

A 2.2 dual should suffice for most tasks.
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krunchynutt
I have a dual core 2.4 laptop 3gb ram and a quad core 2.4 desktop 4gb ram and there is a difference in speed for video editing but cannot really tell in everyday usage.

A 2.2 dual should suffice for most tasks.


Thanks for the advice :thumbsup:
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If the HD video editing software can use all 4 cores and you envisage using it a lot its well worth considering a 4 core setup, otherwise the 2 core will be fine :)
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jah128
If the HD video editing software can use all 4 cores and you envisage using it a lot its well worth considering a 4 core setup, otherwise the 2 core will be fine :)


Ahh that's a good point. I have a copy of Vegas, which I believe uses the 4 core setup. Now to find a nice little quad core desktop :-D

Thank you
#5
Video editing scales well so its not too hard to estimate what performance you will get. Trouble is most things aren't that well multi-threaded so for many applications a 3GHz dual-core is upto 25% faster than a 2.4GHz quad-core (of course both are powerful enough for most tasks regardless!).

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