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Dual-core

dual coreWhen referring to computer processors, dual-core is a technology that enables two complete processing units (cores) to run in parallel on a single chip. This gives the user virtually twice as much power in a single chip. For the computer to take full advantage of dual-core, it must be running on an operating system that supports TLP and for applications to support TLP.

Tip: You can think of a computer with dual-core as a computer that has two processors (CPUs). If the computer is a quad-core you could think of that computer has four different processors.

Also see: Core duo, Dual processors, Hyper-threading, Multi-core, CPU terms, TLP