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Dual Core - Definition

Dual Core refers to a new Central Processing Unit (CPU) structure and is exactly what it sounds like. It is two processor cores on one die essentially like having a dual processor system in one processor. The difference between a single core and a dual core is that a dual core system has two CPU's that are electronically wired together. These two CPU's, wired together in parallel, with their own individual cache memory, yield a much higher performance than that of its single core counterpart.

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