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What is a single core processor?
It is a processor that has only one core, so it can only start one operation at a time. It can however in some situations start a new operation before the previous one is complete. Originally all processors were single core. Multi core processors were introduced later, when increasing the clock speeds further was too hard. These new multi core processors are two processing units combined into one.
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If it shares the same slot-type and the motherboard supports it, yes. In some cases, a motherboard will support a processor with a higher number of cores than was originally i…ntended thanks to BIOS updates. For instance, Asus M2N motherboards were originally released around the time that dual-core Athlons (Athlon X2) were gaining popularity. They supported single and multi-core processors of the AM2/AM2+ (slot) type by design. With the latest BIOS updates, they officially support AMD Phenom II X4 processors of the AM3 type up to the Phenom X4 945, and many users have had success installing 955s in these boards too. If you are considering installing a dual-core processor in place of the existing single-core processor, it would be best to check the compatibility of your board with such processors before going further.
The most gaping advantage can be very easilly explained through example: Single core processors have a single thread, and can process a single set of instructions per clock …cycle. This looks like this (Saying this processor can process 2 instructions a clock): (Note this is in an optimal setting where data is perfectly threaded) Clock 1: Instruction 1; Instruction 2; Clock 2: Instruction 3; Instruction 4; Clock 3: Instruction 5; Instruction 6; Clock 4: Instruction 7; Instruction 8; Dual-Core processing would do this same instruction set much quicker: Clock 1: Instruction 1; Instruction 2;|| Instruction 3; Instruction 4 Clock 2: Instruction 5; Instruction 6;|| Instruction 7; Instruction 8 In a perfectly threaded application, two equivilent-performance cores on a dual core processor would power through the work twice as quickly as a single-core model. A quad-core with these specs would do the entire instruction set in a single clock. Even if it isn't always a 2x increase, multiple-core procesors have a distinct advantage in a very large range of applications.
One is running a single physical processing core at a frequency of 2.4GHz and the other is running two physical processing cores at 2.0GHz. The dual-core processor is signifca…ntly faster, even if its clock speed is lower, since it has double the processing cores to work with.
Processor (CPU)The chip that is the 'brain' of the computer. The faster the processor, the better a computer will perform. The latest processors have multiple 'cores', meaning… that in effect there are several processors on the same microchip, giving better performance. A core does all the calculations which run the programs. The more processors and faster the speed, the faster your computer will run. A core processor is one core that is in a single chip A dual core processor is two processors that are combined into a single chip. A quad core processor is four processors that are combined into a single chip. A hex-core processor is six processors that are combined into a single chip. A octa-core processor is eight processors that are combined into a single chip. The speed of a processor is measured in gigahertz (GHz).
An example of a single core Processor is anything from Intel's first processor to the late Pentium 4 era. There are also some single core Pentium Core 2/duo line products but …those were very cheap for consumers.
No. The number of cores don't necessarily correlate with practical speed. The efficient operation of both cores depends on the operating system and the software you use. For s…ingle-threaded tasks, a faster clock speed would help you more than additional cores.
A single core processor is just that... one processing core. A dual core processor is actually two processing cores on one chip. It is like having two processors in your syste…m, but it is faster than two individual processors. There are exceptions to the rule. For example all things being equal, a 3.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 single core utilizing hyperthreading is going to be about on par or faster in some scenarios with something like a 2.2GHz dual core processor. A major problem with high performance multiple core processors are they are becoming faster than the minimum RAM installed by many companies' low to mid-range computers. This increases thrashing, meaning the CPU is processing more information than can be stored in the RAM. It is a similar thing which happened with older single core processors about 15-20 years ago. New CPU technology is outpacing storage memory. You can upgrade to more RAM but currently is very expensive for these newer computers. (as of 2010)
A single core processor is ideal for your average computer user. It's great for web surfing, checking e-mail, word processing, etc. It's usually not suitable for frequent mult…itasking or for games that require more CPU power.
The "core" in a processor is the microprocessor inside of the CPU(Central Processing Unit). For example, if you have a Dual Core CPU then you have 2 microprocessors in…side of the CPU, this allows you to do two things at once, as a microprocessor can only do one thing at a time the only exception to this is Multi-Threading which allows one core to do the work of multiple cores, but its not as fast as having multiple cores.
dual core processors allow for twice as much data processing thus making computer much faster and stable.
Quad is better because dual is 2 cores and quad is 4 cores.
single core is a tradisional processor but multi core is a combined of two or more of independent processor
the 1.5 dual core can handle 2 threads at the same time and 3.0 single core can only handle 1 thread both of them switch threads rapidly if you have CPU-z you will find …that the only difference in number of threads (the number of cores in single core is 2) short answer : the dual core is faster in multitasks the single core is faster in single task (like most of games)
not as good as dual core processor, its slower and sh*t
Single core vs. Dual core processor well, depending on the model and brand of each proc, I'll assume you mean something like an Intel Pentium 4 at 2.6ghz and a Core 2 duo at 1….6ghz. First you must understand that with the new Core processors, Intel developed an entirely new architecture. Meaning just because it runs at 1.6ghz, it still completes more operations per second that the 2.6ghz model. Now, if we compare applications performance, the dual core will always win, especially with multiple applications or multi threaded applications. There are only a few games that support multi threading as of now, but even so, in the future most games will, and they will take advantage of that second core. Since the new architecture of the Core line is so great, your 1.6ghz dual core will stomp the 2.6ghz P4 into the ground. Hope this answers your question :) -Rob I disagree with Rob. While the average user will find the 1.6Ghz dual core to be faster, the 2.6Ghz Pentium 4 can utilize hyper threading. Using Linux you can optimize and access greater hyper threading (if your BIOS supports it) than windows. http://software.Intel.com/en-us/articles/methods-to-utilize-intels-hyper-threading-technology-with-Linux/ this is just a taste If you become familiar and apply more advanced and specific hyper threading to programs you use all the time, a 50$ Intel Pentium 4 3.8GHz CPU off eBay will give a 300$ 1.6ghz quad core a run for its money. Hope this enlightens you :) -Mike
multi core processor does twice as many computations and only works half as hard they are faster your machine stays cooler which gives your computer twice the life span and bo…y can they rock
A single-core processor has only one primary integer core, instruction set, and the sort. Multi-Core processors have 2 or more of the above mentioned, and as such have more co…mplex pipelines and the sort. Serial Multi-Core processors have gone up to 6 full cores or 8 full modules in AMD's case for desktop processors, and much higher in server scenarios. Parallel processors, such as those used in graphics cards, have multi-core processors ranging in the high hundreds of cores.