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    Question DuoCore CPUs Any real world benefits?

    I'm looking for a PC laptop as I need to travel and do post processing using Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas Video. I also have some custom made software that runs only on PC.

    There seems to be two kinds
    Centrino single core that passes 2GHz
    Duocore that is clocked below 2GHz

    Salesperson says that the duocore is clocked slower yet runs faster than single core centrino.

    Any computer guru around who can advise me?
    I need a kick ass fast laptop.

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    Default Re: DuoCore CPUs Any real world benefits?

    im using toshiba a100 dual core, i would say its very fast and made my life easier.pump it up w 2 gig of ram.u might want to look at the asustek lap top.

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    Default Re: DuoCore CPUs Any real world benefits?

    u need not have higher hz to have faster processing, if the chip is optimised with better sets of instructions, it will reduce the speed to process.

    the newer range, normally comes with better sets of instructions in the processor. and also maybe more cpu cache.
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    Default Re: DuoCore CPUs Any real world benefits?

    Thinking of ACER DuoCore sets as they come with graphic cards! Waiting for the PC show at the beginning of June.

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    Default Re: DuoCore CPUs Any real world benefits?

    Not all software are optimize for dual core. So you will not see the benifit.

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    Default Re: DuoCore CPUs Any real world benefits?

    It all depend on the software.
    If software is multi-threaded, then you will experience significant improvement.
    It software is not multi-threaded, you would not experience significant improvement.
    DuoCore CPU does speed up a bit as OS resources can be run on one core while other processes on another.
    This is controlled at OS level.
    Last edited by Ola; 28th April 2006 at 11:04 AM.
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    Default Re: DuoCore CPUs Any real world benefits?

    If I were not mistaken Photoshop do recongnise Duo core or duo processor...

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    Default Re: DuoCore CPUs Any real world benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by erizai
    If I were not mistaken Photoshop do recongnise Duo core or duo processor...
    recognise does not mean utilise... so does it utilise?
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    Default Re: DuoCore CPUs Any real world benefits?

    Yes It did

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