Advanced Micro Devices have succeeded in beating rival Intel once again. Their Dual-Core desktop processor was tested and compared to Intel?s dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition. It was found superior to the latter in many ways, or nearly ?across the board? as the company said.
Essentially, dual-core chips are like having two CPUs built in one. It also means you get two L2 memory caches, one for each processor. Dual-core processors are best appreciated when you use multiple applications simultaneously on your computer or if you use multi-threaded software which has the ability to recognize more than one processor.