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

Ian Clark mrrooster at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 14:36:27 UTC 2008

2008/12/4 John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 7:44 AM, Marc Barrett <mnealbarrett at cox.net> wrote:
> The core2 duo at 1.8GHz is slightly faster than the dual core 3 Ghz
> PentiumD. I gather when comparing processors subtract 1Ghz from
> PentiumD when comparing to an Athlon X2. And about 1.6GHz when
> comparing to core2. This will give you a rough estimate of
> performance.
This is for the older Pentium Ds that were based on the Pentium 4
(netburst) core, the current Pentium Ds are based on a core2 core with
reduced cache,  and perform much better.

Thanks intel, for making this clear as mud. :)


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