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Re: Quad core vs 2 x dual-core?

 On Tue, 20 May 2008 11:04:08 -0400 (EDT) 
"Scott R. Ehrlich" <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> I have a dual-core Precision 690 system whose application dictates 4 cores. 
> As such, are there any known performance issues or anything else that would 
> differentiate my adding a second same-type dual-core processor vs 
> swapping/replacing the existing dual-core with a single quad-core processor? 

There are differences, much depends on cache configuration and memory 
location WRT: physical CPU. The main question for you is how and why 
the application needs quad core. 

Jerry Feldman <[hidden email]> 
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