So, I am looking at building a new laptop.
Two examples of the processors I am looking at are:
- Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Quad Core 1.73GHz 6MB
- Intel® Core™ i5-520M Dual Core 2.40GHz 3MB
Now I realize that one has more cache that the other, but that is a significant difference in clock speed. If I take the cache out of it the equation, which is faster?
For example: If I am running a non-multithreaded app, is it going to run slower on the Quad core (1.73 GHz) than on the Dual Core (2.40Ghz)?