The dual core advantage

Posted on 2006-05-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I need links with information, comparison charts and performance results about the advantage (if any) of dual core systems in front of single core systems.

Question by:llandajuela
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    Con ..
    "most apps are not made to take advantage of dual core systems"

    Pro ...

    Alternate ...
    "dual core Vs. Dual processors -- different

    Shootouts ...

    And the opinions ....

    Well the list goes on and ON.  

    **State the need, then decide if the apps are there yet to take advantage of the new architecture, or not.
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    dual core computing

    dual core 64bit CPU worth the money

    AMD's Hammer also has new 64-bit instructions, but these are more tightly integrated with IA-32 in what the company calls its x86-64 architecture. Performance is still not independently tested, but is expected to be substantially faster than any Itanium running 32 bit code.,39020469,2125122,00.htm

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    The primary advantage of multicore CPUs, until more apps take advantage, is being able to multitask without appreciable performance degradation.  e.g. encode DVD on one core and continue to work or play on the other.

    Like so many other decisions, it really depends on how you use the PC.
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    I would retrofit your PC to an ASUS board with an AMD CPU. The board has 5 pci slots, thus you can move your cards to the new motherboard. It has four Mem slots for a total of 4 gigs. It is also capable to run dual channel with two mem cards. Also it can run dual core when the prices come down.

    Asus A8V Via Socket 939 ATX Motherboard and an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.20GHz OEM Processor
     Oh, thanks for the points.


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