In a duel core processor do you effectively times the processor by two?

by on January 22, 2012

Q: In a duel core, do you effectively times the processor by two? i.e 1.3ghz becomes 2.6ghz? if so when making films on software that needs 2.3ghz to run/render properly would this be a problem?


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    If you have a dual core processor that runs at 1.3Ghz it is nothing like having a single processor that runs at 2.6Ghz.

    The purpose of a multiple core processor is to allow you to multitask. This means if you want to check email and browse the web at the same time then in theory it would work better on a dual core machine (because you are doing two things at once) than it would on a single core machine. It is the same logic because having multiple processors.

    An application, well most applications, cannot take advantage of the multiple processors/multiple cores so you just need to think of it as one application will use one core and the other application will use the other core. It does not boost your speed and is, in most cases, not helpful when you game.

     
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    Ghz talks about ‘cycles per second’. Similar to RPMs with a car engine. It isn’t a very good indicator at all of how fast a CPU is.

    You can have two CPUs that both run at 2.6Ghz, and one of them can literally be 10 times as fast as the other.

    Your best bet if you’re trying to determine if a software product will work with your computer is to look up one of the processors they say is the minimum on this website:

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/

    Then look up your CPU and see if yours has a higher score or not.

    If you’re still stuck, consider E-mailing the company that makes the software product for assistance.