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Suggested addition to Multi-Core Processor Architecture FAQ


One of our users had the following question after reading Geoff Koch'sIntel Multi-Core Processor Architecture: FAQ:

A dual core Processor 3.0 GHz clock rate means two Processors working at
3.0Ghz or just 1.5 Ghz for each?

The answer is thatin that case,both execution cores would run at 3.0 GHz.

It is hard to find this explicitly stated in the current documentation. To list one example, looking at theTechnology @ Intel article A New Era of Architectural Innovation Arrives with Intel Dual-Core Processors, it states:

The Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition features two full execution cores, each running at the same speed...

...but it doesn't say *which* same speed.


Lexi S.

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