Originally Posted by sccr64472
No,not even close. Some applications don't benefit at all from having multiple cores and so benefit greatly. Even in an application that can utilize multiple cores, keep in mind that they have to share ram also. For now, the only real increase you'll find is for editing and multitasking.
In addition to the above...if you are refering to benchmark scores being doubled for CPU it's only because it see the dual core as 2 separate CPUS and just adds the score together for each core.
Just like Super Pi...it cuts the time in half because it can use 2 cores instead of one...
I really don't see how much faster dual core is in truth...then again it's all about numbers and not what you actually do with it to some people IMO.