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Old 04-13-2006, 05:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can any one explain to me how the "dual core" system works, what are its bonuses and negatives..

Is it the flag ship CPU ?
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what do you mean "is it the flag ship" the X2 is a range. the FX-60 would be considered the flag-ship. there are really no draw backs to dual cores aside from the fact that to equal a single core in single threaded applications (applications that don't use more than one processor) you need to pay a lot more. in terms of overall power, multi-tasking ability and future prospects dual cores are superior. a dual core processor is essentially 2 processors on a single cpu.
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Good stuff, thanks for the reply.

So would you say it is comparible to the "Hyper threading" used by some P4 CPU's ?
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god no, hyper threading is nowhere near dual core. hyper threading "faked" an extra processor. dual core is 2 physical processors. take my X2 at stock speed it is equivelant to 2x 3200+ processors (something like 2x 3.2ghz p4's). don't even consider Intel's current dual core desktop processors.
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Oh i see,

Does the OS actually make use of this, surely having these dual procs as it is would produce a massive performance increase?

Or are we waiting for software support for these chips to really come alive ?
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