Does 2 x processor mean 2 x speed?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by eyeangle, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. eyeangle macrumors regular

    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?
     
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  3. xcodeSyn, Feb 24, 2014
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    xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  4. eyeangle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great thanks for that. I never knew there was another list for dual CPUs.
     

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