G5 Dual 1.8GHz

Paul Korntheuer paul at rarefaction.com
Sun Nov 23 19:05:29 PST 2003

The end-user will see a significant performance increase in OSX and 
applications that are written to take advantage of dual processors. A 
programmer can write an application to use one processor for certain 
routines, while the other processor handles others. The G5 Dual 1.8 GHz 
machine has two 1.8 GHz G5 chips.


On Sunday, November 23, 2003, at 05:37  AM, Mac OS X Newbies wrote:

> Message-Id: <p05100300bbe659697155@[]>
> Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 07:38:28 -0500
> From: Stephen Foster <foster at pop.ca.inter.net>
> Subject: [X Newbies] G5 Dual 1.8GHz
> Just after I ordered a G5 1.8 out comes the Dual 1.8. I thought this
> meant two processors each at that speed but it appears to mean two
> processors totalling that speed (i.e. two 900GHz processors). Why is
> it better to have the same speed split between two processors rather
> than just having one processor. Intuitively it would seem to increase
> the chances for conflicts/problems/glitches. Just wonderin'.
> Stephen
> -- 

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