What is a single core processor?
Computing started with single core processing. Multi-core processing started in the mid-1980s.
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.
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.
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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)
dual core processors allow for twice as much data processing thus making computer much faster and stable.
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
on a single core processor, if a program crashes, the system hangs while waiting for it.. on a duel-core processor, the program has use of one core, leaving the other core fr…ee for other programs, such as Tssk Manager, so the dead program can be closed.
single core is a tradisional processor but multi core is a combined of two or more of independent processor
The Intel Atom is available in both single core and dual-core varieties. The following Atom processors are single-core processors: . 230 . D410 . N270 . N280 . N450 . … N470 . Z500 . Z510 . Z515 . Z520 . Z530 . Z540 . Z550 The following Atom processors are dual-core processors: . 330 . D510
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.
not as good as dual core processor, its slower and sh*t Edit for more detail: imagine this; you are working on a schoolproject. alone. while your friend john is working with …his brother.you are doing the same topic, and have the same due date. 3 weekslater, your stressed out because you still have quite a bit of workto do, while john and brother are on vacation in Florida, orsomething. buuutttt, john has a cousin who has the same project todo with the same due date, but 1 1/2 weeks earlier than johnfinished, his cousin was done. and imagine johns cousin has abrother who has THE SAME PROJECT DUE but he has 6 friends, and soon so on. once you start to get into 12 + core territory, itspretty overkill and will just slow down the whole processor intrade for more things at once. because the more the merrier, buttoo many chefs spoil the soup.
Yes, but it will only use one processor instead of a multi-processors.
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.
The advantage of dual core and quad core processors over singlecore processors is that a dual or quad core processor can performmore calculations per second than a single core… processor.
AMD, Intel, ARM, VIA, Samsung, etc have all produced or manufactured a single core or variant of a single core processor at some point. I'm sure there's more, but I can't imag…ine you need to know all of them. If you meant FIRST single-core processor... The Intel 4004 was a 4-bit processor manufacturered in 1971-- This has the distinction of being the first fully complete processor contained on a single chip.
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.