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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by danielsamuels, Oct 28, 2008.
If I have a 2Ghz dual core CPU, would it be the same speed as a 4Ghz single core?
not exactly. try to think of it as a road and the cars are the info
a single core is like a dual lane highway at say 100mph
a dual core at half the freq would be like a quad lane freeway at 50mph.
not the greatest analogy but i hope you kinda get the point
however, there are a LOT of other facotors though when determining the speed of a computer such as fsb, ram, etc
this is a touchy subject. if an application or the OS, OS X "IS" Multicored in the code, and you have a multicore cpu, itll be faster than a single core. because it can distribute the processes between processors. also, it helps with multitasking because you can be running more apps at once because you have two processors.