|Dual Core Notebooks
Two is better than one!
Dual core laptops are now on the market. The gaming industry is the starting point for many of these advanced systems. For example, the British Laptop maker Rockdirect now produces Xtreme 64, a gaming laptop with AMD’s new dual core Athlon 64 X2 processor. This same laptop also sports the ATI Mobility Radeon X800 XT graphics card that features 16 pixel pipelines, an industry first for notebooks.
The major producers of dual-core chips are Intel and AMD. The Intel dual-core processor has hyperthreading (HT) - the two cores are divided into four virtual CPU units. Is all this needed? Again, if you’re into heavy graphics or gaming - it’s something you should consider and explore further.