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Quick question about intel core 2 duos watch

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    If its 2.0 ghz does that mean its 2 1.0ghz processors or 2 2.0ghz processors?

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    2 2.0 Ghz processors.
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    Sort-of two 2.0GHz processors.
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    2 X 2Ghz isn't as good as 1 4Ghz processor is it? (not that I've ever seen a 4Ghz come to think of it).

    Is it only specific applications/tasks that make use of the dual core aspect and only these that actually show improved performance?
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    (Original post by Munkeey)
    2 X 2Ghz isn't as good as 1 4Ghz processor is it? (not that I've ever seen a 4Ghz come to think of it).
    2x 2GHz cores is not the same as 1x 4GHz is thats what "isn't as good" means; but a multicore system has loads of advantages over a single core clocked at silly speeds.

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    Is it only specific applications/tasks that make use of the dual core aspect and only these that actually show improved performance?
    Thats correct, the program needs to be multi-threaded.
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    Or alternatively, you could run more than one program, some of them single-threaded. For example, if a disc burner program doesn't work fast enough to match the spinning disc, your disc turns into a coaster. That's why older single-core computers can slow down severely when you're burning something: they give a lot of priority to the disc-burning program, to the exclusion of other programs.

    With a dual core system one core would be occupied with the disc burning while the other core can help play a video game or play an mp3 file or load webpages.
 
 
 
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