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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by daneoni, May 5, 2007.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    Does Dual Core 2.0 GHz mean 1GHz on each Core or 2.0 GHz on each core making a combination of 4.0 GHz total?
     
  2. illustratorDavi macrumors 6502

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    2ghz each. Its not considered as 4ghz - normally they just share tasks.
     
  3. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    So its more like 1 2GHz processor that can do two things at once (hence two cores) rather than two 2GHz processors in 1 chip?:confused:
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    It really is more like two processors in one chip. Don't worry about the insistence you'll sometimes see that "processor" and "core" are somehow fundamentally different things, it's mostly packaging and marketing hooha, not so useful for getting a general idea of how much oomph a system has.
     
  5. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    No...
    It's like two independent 2 ghz processors, each capable of doing a seperate task while working at their maximum speed (of 2 ghz each).
    If you had one 2 ghz processor with hyperthreading, you could do multiple things at once, but the tasks would share the 2 ghz speed.
     
  6. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

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