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Dual Processor vs Dual Core

Posted on 28th March, 2006

If you are a computer buff you might find the dual processor vs dual core article an interesting read.

Dual core processors setup has been gathering momentum with the introduction of such processors by Intel and AMD. But you may be wondering which setup is more beneficial, multiple processors or a dual processor and what are the differences between them.

This article will attempt to answer your question. From the article:

A major question for some people getting ready to buy a high-end system is whether they want or need to have two processors available to them. For anyone doing video editing, multi-threaded applications, or a lot of multitasking the answer is a very clear ‘yes’. Then the question becomes whether two separate processors (as in a dual Xeon or Opteron system) is the way to go, or whether a single dual-core CPU (like a Pentium D or Athlon64 X2) will do just as well. Dual CPU vs dual core — which is better?!

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