Difference between Dual-core and Quad-core

- May 17, 2019-


When referring to computer processors, dual-core is a technology that enables two complete processing units (cores) to run in parallel on a single chip. This gives the user virtually twice as much power in a single chip. For the computer to take full advantage of dual-core, it must be running on an operating system that supports TLP and for applications to support TLP.

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You can think of a computer with dual-core as a computer that has two CPUs (processors). If the computer is a quad-core, you could think of that computer as having four processors.




When referring to computer processors, quad-core is a technology that enables four complete processing units (cores) to run in parallel on a single chip. Having this many cores give the user virtually four times as much power in a single chip. For the computer to take full advantage of quad-core, it must be running on an operating system that supports TLP and for applications to support TLP.


The number of threads that a quad-core processor has available to process requests differs by processor. To determine how many threads a particular quad-core processor can handle, check the manufacturer's website for the specifications of the processor.

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You can essentially think of quad-core as a computer that has four central processing units.