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#1 Dt654


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Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:59 PM

I have a question - What differences does a dual core processor have compared to using 2 single core processors?

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 10:49 AM

Hmmm... Where to start... Speed being the first... With a dual core you have almost max speed (since they're on one chip) as opposed to 2 single cores which would have other circuitry and software to run them... Another would be with using 2 single cores would probably mean you would need a server board, 2 CPU's, server OS... And other hardware &/or software.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 05:17 PM

You won't notice much difference between a single core and dual core until you start multi-tasking, then you will notice a big difference.

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