AMD vs Intel - dual-core processors

Posted on Saturday, November 05 2005 @ 10:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A good old AMD versus Intel duel is always interesting so if you're bored you might want to check out this duel of AMD and Intel's dual-core processors.
Dual core processors work best when software can run in parallel on them. So-called 'multithreaded applications' benefit from an additional CPU core because subroutines can be allocated to different arithmetic and logic units. Administering the threads carries an overhead, though, which means that dual core processors are never exactly twice as fast as their single core counterparts.
Check it out over ZDNet.




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