Dual Processor vs Dual Core

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mackaveli, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. mackaveli macrumors regular

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    I'm just wondering whats the difference between the two? because the PowerMac G5's use Dual Processor but then i see some PC computers use Dual Core? so whats the difference and whats better? thanks
     
  2. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    The real quick and dirty explaination:

    * Dual processor: two processors on the same motherboard.
    * Dual core: two processor cores (two processors) on the same chip.

    There's a little more to it then that, but you get the idea.
     
  3. mackaveli thread starter macrumors regular

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    so which is better to have??

    i am totally clueless when it comes to computer stuff
     

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