dual or quad core?

ejewels52

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Sep 3, 2006
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on my 2.66 Mac Pro I just ordered...is it a dual or quad core? on apples site, it says dual core Xenons...but others have said quad...which is it?
 

panoz7

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Nov 21, 2005
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It has two processors (dual processor) each with two processor cores (dual core). There's a total of four processing cores, hence the quad core, and two processors, hence the dual processor. The difference between processor and core is significant.
 

Spanky Deluxe

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Mar 17, 2005
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London, UK
Silentwave said:
Think of it this way

mac pro
aaa Logic Board
aaa /-------- \
aaXEONaaaaXEON
aaa |aaaaaaa|
aaacoreaaaaacore
aaacoreaaaaacore
That's a rather phallic way of describing things! Like everyone else has said, you're looking at 4 cores, which is a very good thing.