Linked by David Adams on Wed 4th Aug 2010 18:28 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
Hardware, Embedded Systems Anyone contemplating a new computer purchase (for personal use or business) is confronted with new (and confusing) hardware choices. Intel and AMD have done their best to differentiate the x86 architecture as much as possible while retaining compatibility between the two CPUs, but the differences between the two are growing. One key differentiator is hyperthreading; Intel does it, AMD does not. This article explains what that really means, with particular attention to the way different server OSes take advantage (or don't). Plenty of meaty tech stuff.
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Two dual core vs one quad core?
by Kebabbert on Thu 5th Aug 2010 11:19 UTC
Kebabbert
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2007-07-27

So, what are the disadvantages of
A) two dual core cpus
B) one quad core cpu?

(I use OpenSolaris which handles threads and many cores extremely well. I do not game on this computer.)

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