10 Things You Should Know About Quad-Core Processors - 5. Quad-Core Processors Offer Few Advantages for Desktops

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-11-12 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In November 2006, Intel introduced the first quad-core microprocessors for the volume x86 market. The quad-core chips were designed to offer better performance compared with the previous generation of single- and dual-core processors. A little less than a
 
 
 
While quad-core processors provide a performance boost for digital content-creation and allow users to run certain tasks simultaneously, most desktop systems--outside of gaming PCs and high-end models-- don’t need quad-core chips.
10 Things You Should Know About Quad-Core Processors - 5. Quad-Core Processors Offer Few Advantages for Desktops
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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