E115- Homework 5 - Wong 1 Si Wong Danielle Groover E115 11...

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Wong 1 Si Wong Danielle Groover E115 11 October 2008 E115- Homework 5 Dual Core Processors, as the name dictates, are two processors combined into one casing to work simultaneously. The dual core were basically intended to increase the clock speed of the CPU without generating excessive heat and were first commercially introduced by IBM's power 4 processor in 2001. Compared to the single core processors, the dual core can run approximately 80% faster over their single core counterpart. In other words, these processors are more capable of running more applications in the background without slowing too much of the CPU speed. In 2005, Intel released the “Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840” as the first dual processors for home use. However, only a few weeks later, AMD introduced their “Opteron 800 Series” and “Athlon 64 X2” in the market. Despite AMD's dual processors 2.4 GHz speed, they were able to outperform their corresponding Intel 3.2 GHz dual cores. While these were the first dual processors for
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