Does 2 x processor mean 2 x speed?

eyeangle

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I'm looking to buy a second hand Mac Pro. I'm looking for the fastest machine for the cheapest price. I found a 2 x Intel Xeon X5650 @ 2.67GHz for a reasonable price.

According to cpubenchmark.net this processor has a score of 7,687.

So does the 2x mean that the computer has a score of 15,374?

So will rendering and encoding video be twice as fast compared to one processor?
 

xcodeSyn

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According to cpubenchmark.net this processor has a score of 7,687.

So does the 2x mean that the computer has a score of 15,374?
Go to this link and scroll down to the very bottom. It shows the dual CPU benchmark score for the X5650 is only 11707, about 76% of 15374.
 
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