Do Mac Books have 2 processors or 2 cores in 1 processor

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RushinSteele
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Do Mac Books have 2 processors or 2 cores in 1 processor

Post by RushinSteele » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:50 pm

Dell core duo is 2 small heads in 1 body.

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Re: Do Mac Books have 2 processors or 2 cores in 1 processor

Post by JamieG » Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:46 pm

RushinSteele wrote:Dell core duo is 2 small heads in 1 body.

MacBooks have core duo's which have 2 processing cores in one chip. Its like having 2 single core processors, but on one peice of silicone.

The duo bit in the name means dual processing cores on one chip, so the newer Core 2 Duo still have 2 processing cores, but this time they are 64 bit processors (powerful). The Core 2 Quad has 4 processing cores (64bit) = VERY powerful!

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Post by d-plate » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:36 pm

Pentium Ds are already 64 bit... :roll:

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Post by fatrabbit » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:30 pm

Macbooks currently use "Yonah" processors (Core Duo).

Soon (hopefully between now and Xmas) they will install the new "Merom" processors (Core 2 Duo - 64-Bit), which i'm waiting for (usually a bad idea to wait for things like this, but this is an exception I believe). Apparently Apple have completed development a while ago on the new processor update, they just have to decide when they want to release it.

I might even hold out for the third update - the "Yeti". 8)

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