Dual Core Processor

Do you have a dual core processor on your laptop or notebook? If you have two independent processors in one integrated circuit on your notebook, you have one with what is called a dual core processor. It’s the same as having two microprocessors in one. You may have noticed such technological terminology as “Intel Core 2 Duo” or the “AMD Turion 64 x2″ on your notebook computer model label. This terminology on the label indicates that your notebook has dual core processing technology built into them.

Dual core processor technology was first applied to desktop computers and was all the rage when it hit the market. It was soon adapted to home console gaming and then was available for mobile computing like on notebooks. In fact, dual core processing was launched in the field of notebooks and laptops by Intel in 2007. The very first notebooks to come out with dual core processors were the Pentium T2060, T2080 and a 32-bit Pentium M. Since then, AMD and Intel both now have numerous mobile dual-core processing options available.

Having dual core processor technology on your laptop or notebook really improves your computers efficiency. It means that it can handle more than one incoming string of data at the same time without any confusion or slow down. If you are a student trying to run different programs to keep up with your classes, you’ll love it. Businesses people who need to access different types of data at the same time want no other kind of notebook.

A dual core processor is not the same thing as a twin-core processor. The difference is that the terminology of dual core processor refers to two processors integrated into one circuit while a twin core processor refers to two independent processors plugged independently into your motherboard.

When you have a dual core processor, it has a built in Level 1 cache so each one can recover and process frequently used instructions really fast. It also has a Level 2 cache so they will both share either Intel’s Mobile Core 2 Duo chipsets (either 2 or 4 MB) or AMD’s Turion 64 x 2 chipsets, which ever one you have. Both types have a dedicated 512 cache per core and the back up is the level 2 cache if the Level 1 is not enough for your needs.

Any notebook computer that has a dual core processor will not overheat. It uses a lot less power than twin core processors. The reason it will operate at fast speeds is that processing and data retrieval are done by both processors at the same time so there is not waiting around for data. It does multitasking extremely fast and efficiently. The two processors do not have to share information.

A dual core notebook computer is a lot smaller and a lot lighter than others. They even compare with desktop PC performance only without the bulk and of course, they are mobile. The “core” refers to the brains of the computer, so saying it is dual core is like saying it has two brains. We all know that two brains work better than one, so no wonder a notebook with a dual core processor is so fast. When you are running two or more programs, your dual core processor can handle it. A dual core processor computer is well suited for multitasking and can perform tasks that are entirely unrelated to each other at the same time. You can find notebooks and laptops with dual core processor technology online or in retail stores in your local area.

This Dual Core Processor Review is Written/Updated on Apr 24th, 2009 and filed under Computer Hardware. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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