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Q&A: What is the difference between a dual core processor and a single core?

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Dual Core Processor

What is the difference between a dual core processor and a single core?

If I have a dual core processor @ 4 GHz does that mean each “core” can process 2 GHz(split up the work) or each “core” can process 4 GHz?

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Answer by Rhys
If it’s a dual core @ 4GHz, then it will have 2 x 4GHz cores, therefore doubling the processing power (at maximum efficiency) of a single core @ 4GHz.

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