Im not a gamer and im looking for a new amd cpu. My motherboard supports 2000 mhz hypertransport, and i was considering between:
Athlon 64 X2 6400+ and
Athlon X2 7850 processors
the 6400 has 2 x 1024kb l2 cache but 1ghz ht whereas the 7850 has 2 x 512kb l2 cache but 1.8ghz ht
If they both ran at the same ghz, with those differences, which would be faster or what do the l2 and ht matter for?
Also, if im not using apps that require or benefit from say 4 quads, am i right in assuming that a single/dual core cpu with a speed of 2.8 ghz out perform a quad 2.3ghz in nolrmal everyday tasks?
I just want a good cpu that will be fast for normal everyday tasks, including large winrar extractions. Could you recommend a amd am2 or am2+ cpu that will enable me to do this better, if there are better prcessors then the ones i have already considered? thank you in advance