Can a dual-core processor be faster than a quad-core processor?
I was reading a comparison of two devices (tablets I think) and it said the dual-core pipped the quad-core. Possible?
JanSt / MOD
Nov. 20, 2013 at 14:58
Yes... it depends on piles of factors - not least if the devs of the OS or an app had quad-core processors in mind.... I had the HTC One X and S side by side upon launch - the one S was faster in most situations (another factor: screen size... The smaller One S doesn't need extra processing power for a larger screen)
Between different OSs it becomes almost irrelevant to compare those specs. My MeeGo running single-core Nokia N9 outpaced most dual-core devices around its launch time.
My Pre 3 was faster at most chores also than many of its Android rivals.
And dual-core iOS devices can easily keep up with most quad-core Androids...
Here's an old article
that explains some related issues from the good old PC era
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