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How does this processor speed rate against a 3.2Ghz Processor

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I need to order a new desktop for my office to replace a 3 year old machine that runs at 3.2 Ghz. The new machines that Dell offers only has this option:

Intel® Core™2 Extreme QX6700 (8MB L2 Cache,2.66GHz,1066 FSB)

I don't think there is a standard measuring stick that is used to compare all the processor speeds that I can find or understand. I work with CAD programs that use up a lot of resources and I typically get the fastest available and max the RAM. With all the latest software that I have to install, I need the new machines to run faster than the ones they replace.

Can anyone tell me how this 2.66GHz processor compares to my current machine? I don't have the exact specs for it, this is what it lists on the dell support site for my system - PROCESSOR, 80532K, 3.2GHZ, 1M, 533, M0.
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I just ran MastercamX on my machine yesterday and the people I was running it for were very impressed. I have the middle-of-the-line version on the cpu you picked out.
I can tell you right now that it will blow you away.
I'm assuming you're comparing it to a Pentium 4 or a Pentium D. You can't really compare the two. The one you picked out will blow the old out of the water.
I don't know about about others, but the version of mastercam I used was not multi-core ready, but who cares? launch mulitple programs, set them to each run on a different core, and verify 4 things at once.
Jerold said:
It sounds like a worthy processor.
far more than worthy.
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