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Does dual-core make a big difference?

With dual-core would I notice a big difference in performance while doing simple things like browsing and texting?

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  May. 25, 2011 at 13:51

No, dual-core vs. single-core makes absolutely no difference right now. However, that might not be the case in 6+ month.

Dual-core is almost (90%) twice as fast as single-core, but there are no software available to utilize available processing power at the moment. Give it some time and single-core phones will not be fast enough for majority of new apps.

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blizzard7  May. 25, 2011 at 11:35

Texting, no. Browsing, maybe. It'll definitely help with flash-heavy sites especially while you've got stuff going on in the background, but on sites like this, there's no real-world difference.

CTPAHHIK  May. 25, 2011 at 13:51

No, dual-core vs. single-core makes absolutely no difference right now. However, that might not be the case in 6+ month.

Dual-core is almost (90%) twice as fast as single-core, but there are no software available to utilize available processing power at the moment. Give it some time and single-core phones will not be fast enough for majority of new apps.

mrew42  May. 25, 2011 at 15:00

Yep, as CTPAHHIK says, until the software can make the most of them then there won't be masses of difference. Same applied to dual & multi core processors in the PC world, it's not until the software came along which utilised the processors properly that you get any real improvements.

emmajk42 / MOD  May. 25, 2011 at 16:53

When I switched from iPad 1 to 2, I did notice a bit of a difference even just from browsing while on wifi... But I agree with the mobotniks above, as apps become more powerful, dual core will be a real bonus.

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