confused by intel's naming convention

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dalupus, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. dalupus macrumors regular

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    I was looking at the available options for the xeon processor and am a bit confused by the terminology.

    for instance you have the following:
    List: List of Intel Xeon microprocessors#Xeon E5-1xxx v2 (uniprocessor)
    List: List of Intel Xeon microprocessors#Xeon E5-2xxx v2 (dual-processor)
    List: List of Intel Xeon microprocessors#Xeon E5-4xxx v2 (quad-processor)

    Now what exactly does uni, dual and quad refer to? Is it saying there are more than one processor on the chip or is it stating the number of processors that can be on the same motherboard?

    Note that I am not talking about cores here. For instance in uniprocessor you can get between 4-6 cores but in quad you can get from 4 to 12 cores.

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    ugg I posted this in the wrong spot. Is there a way to move threads?
     
  2. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Mar 1, 2013
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    Your assumption was correct, the bolded part in the quote is what the numbers are referring to.
     

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