Dual Processors?!?


Erm, this is a real n00bish question but I seem sorta confused... Is the G5 Desktop 2.7Ghz actually two 1.35 processors equating up to 2.7 or actually two 2.7 processors equalling 5.4?.
It's been mentioned before, but I'll say it again.

Having 2 2GHz CPUs does not give you 4 GHz. :rolleyes:

Having 2 processors means that both processors are running at the same speed but are sharing the tasks amongst one another. In other words, having two 2 GHz CPUs means that the CPUs share tasks amongst one another at 2 GHz. The benefits of having multiple CPUs is multitasking and multimedia apps that support SMP (symmetric multiprocessing).

The new dual-core CPUs are built on the same idea, except that both cores reside within the CPU die, meaning it can share tasks more quickly without the bottlenecks or latency of a system bus.