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Mostly out of curiosty, when having a Dual or Quad Core CPU that's clocking at say 2GHz, is that for both cores or..?

I've read about this and asked people in the past but have gotten many different answers for instance that core0 is 2 Ghz and core1 is 40% of that.

Anybody knows?
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post #2 of 23
Both cores run at the same speed.
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Ok. Tnx.

So.. for instance 2Ghz Dual= 2x2Ghz?
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post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by DVtriple6 View Post
Ok. Tnx.

So.. for instance 2Ghz Dual= 2x2Ghz?
Yep. .....and if you have a QX6800...its 4x2.93Ghz
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Originally Posted by xiongboi_91 View Post
Yep. .....and if you have a QX6800...its 4x2.93Ghz
Lol ok, tnx.

Yay! Me learn things today.
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post #6 of 23
Note that it doesn't mean you can add those core speeds up

it's not like that a dual core at 2GHz equals a 2x2 = 4GHz single core. Nope ...

there is a performance benefit from dual (and quad and one hundred) cores, but it varies per applications.

Examples:
SuperPi: not a hair difference... no matter how many cores. this is a single threaded application, thus results are the same for single core and multi core CPUs.

3DMark06: pretty big difference. Uses all the cores it can, so adding cores increases scores (other 3DMarks: no difference)

Photoshop: multi core..it's a blast!

Gaming: mostly still single core, so no difference. More and more multi-core games are appearing.
    
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And now I'm confused again......

Superpie?
3dmarks..?

*sigh....
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DVtriple6 View Post
And now I'm confused again......

Superpie?
3dmarks..?

*sigh....
Check out the stickies in the Benchmarking section of the forum to see what Chozart means.
post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DVtriple6 View Post
And now I'm confused again......

Superpie?
3dmarks..?

*sigh....
search "super pi" in google down load the file and you can use it as a sort of bench test for your processor. it calculates Pi to the X decimal and at the end tells you how many seconds or min it took to do so.

3Dmark is another program to benchmark your computer but focuses on the ability to process graphics. its a much larger program in comparison to super pi at several hundred megs vs super pi at a couple hundred KB

have fun, if you want links just ask
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post #10 of 23
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And.... now.......... my head hurts

lol

tnx hks I did manage to understand this...
Quote:
3Dmark is another program to benchmark your computer but focuses on the ability to process graphics
BTW, I did check out the stickies... they give me sore head

Pi to the what decimal....? ...nevermind...

Pie anyone
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