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That article doesn't seem to state anything more than what I've complained for awhile. When I purchased this Dula Core computer last year, I was expecting a HUGE jump in processing, but didn't get it - and still don't. When it comes to video editing and rendering, dual core means nothing. I would rather have a single core running at 6Ghz than this dual core 3Ghz machine. I could care less about heat or power consumption.


I still question whether or not an 'optimized' application would even make a difference. I also own another video editor that is supposedly optimized for multi-processors. I've run several tests and saw very little difference in render time with that app rendering the exact same DV AVI as any other app. So I would say mulit-core is more hype than any real step-up in computing power.

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Those charts are absolutely meaningless. What counts is when you get the machine home - does it perform with the applications that you use. If they had a few benchmarks running Videowave.... :) So far, I have not been impressed with Intel Dual Core. I'm definitely going back to AMD.

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