[mythtv-users] What is a "dual core processor"?

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 14:31:22 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 8:09 AM, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
> My combined BE/FE is a Pentium dual core, /proc/cpuinfo says it's a Pentium
> D 2.66GHZ so I guess the Pentium D and Pentium dual-core are one and the
> same. It runs great, I can play back 1080i HD through my HDHomerun (So I
> guess that's MPEG-2?) with no issue. I'm using xVMC on an Nvidia PCI-E card.

No, a Pentium D and a Pentium dual-core are two entirely different
beasts.  A Pentium D uses the old Netburst architecture.  The Pentium
dual-core is a slightly crippled Core 2 Duo (it has a smaller cache.)

Carl Fongheiser

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