Dual Processor vs Dual Core

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

  1. mackaveli macrumors regular

    May 1, 2005
    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


    Jan 23, 2004
    San Francisco, Terre d'Ange, Bas Lag, Gallifrey
    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

    May 1, 2005
    so which is better to have??

    i am totally clueless when it comes to computer stuff

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