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2 Core CPUs / Processors


What is a core?

If you’re reading this then you don’t know too much about processors and want to learn. Or you’re reading this to find an excuse to say terrible things about us. Whichever the reason, NCIX welcomes you and hopes you can learn something today.

 

A sole core can (in the most basic sense) run a single program, maintain program integrity and task execution order, and many other complicated computer things. The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is made up of one or more of these cores and uses them to run tasks which the OS schedules. More than one core can be assigned on the same task, allowing them to share the processing power and ultimately shorten the time needed to complete the task. The more cores a CPU has, the more processes can be run in parallel and the less time a task will need to be worked on for.

 

That’s a very general run-down of what a core is. This has been brought to you by NCIX Canada.

How many cores do i need?

The more complex your task, the more cores you will need. For users mainly focusing on browsing the web and using basic application, two cores will be more than plenty — chances are, the processes you run won’t be able to reach the bottleneck that two cores provide anyways. But for more intensive tasks such as gaming or photo editing, and depending on the gravity of the tasks, you will need a quad core or greater processor to keep up and maintain smooth performance. As of mid 2017, the greatest number of cores on a consumer processor is 16, on AMD’s Threadripper. A processing unit with that many cores will only be fully utilized in extremely intensive tasks such as rending 3D, video, and audio. Even then it simply means less waiting time.

Dual-core processors

If your main usage of your computer is browsing the internet, watching videos, using Microsoft Office or something similar, or playing the occasional back-breaking game of Solitaire, then chances are a CPU with two cores will be more than enough for you. None of the tasks mentioned above uses a large amount of processing power, and a dual core CPU is more powerful that you’d think. These CPUs can run all the modern MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) games without a problem, but may struggle with AAA games on high settings. If, however, you are building a gaming PC, you wouldn’t be choosing a dual-core processor.



Top 9 most popular 2 Core CPUs / Processors

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AMD A6 6400K Black Edition Dual Core APU 4.1/4.0GHZ Processor FM2 1MB Cache 65W Retail Box
AMD
In Stock $79.99 Add AMD A6 6400K Black Edition Dual Core APU 4.1/4.0GHZ Processor FM2 1MB Cache 65W Retail Box to cart 
INTEL® PENTIUM® Processor G4620 3M Cache 3.70 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box Kaby Lake
Intel
In Stock $129.99 Add INTEL® PENTIUM® Processor G4620 3M Cache 3.70 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box Kaby Lake to cart 
INTEL® CORE™ I3-7300 Processor 2CORE 4M Cache 4.00 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box
Intel
In Stock $199.99 Add INTEL® CORE™ I3-7300 Processor 2CORE 4M Cache 4.00 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box to cart 
INTEL® CORE™ I3-7100 Processor 2CORE 3M Cache 3.90 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box Kaby Lake
Intel
4.5 of 5 customer reviews 3 Customer Reviews
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In Stock $159.00 Add INTEL® CORE™ I3-7100 Processor 2CORE 3M Cache 3.90 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box Kaby Lake to cart 
INTEL® CELERON® Processor G3930 2CORE 2M Cache 2.90 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box Kaby Lake
Intel
In Stock $52.98 Add INTEL® CELERON® Processor G3930 2CORE 2M Cache 2.90 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box Kaby Lake to cart 
INTEL® PENTIUM® Processor G4600 3M Cache 3.60 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box Kaby Lake
Intel
In Stock $119.99 Add INTEL® PENTIUM® Processor G4600 3M Cache 3.60 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box Kaby Lake to cart 
Intel Core i3 4340 Dual Core HYPER-THREADING 3.6GHZ Processor LGA1150 Haswell 4MB Cache Retail
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Intel Xeon CM8066002024000 E5-2698V4 2CORE/44THREAD 50MB 2.20GHZ LGA2011-3 Tray Server CPU
Intel
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*** $4,666.99 Add Intel Xeon CM8066002024000 E5-2698V4 2CORE/44THREAD 50MB 2.20GHZ LGA2011-3 Tray Server CPU to cart 
AMD A6 7400K Black Edition Dual Core APU 3.9/3.5GHZ Processor FM2+ 1MB Cache 65W Retail Box
AMD
*** $89.99 Add AMD A6 7400K Black Edition Dual Core APU 3.9/3.5GHZ Processor FM2+ 1MB Cache 65W Retail Box to cart 

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Top 5 most recent reviews on 2 Core CPUs / Processors

Customer Review of INTEL® PENTIUM® Processor G4560 2CORE 3M Cache 3.50 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box Kaby Lake

Lebreacy
06/30/17
Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Summary
Grat experience for a budget build » Read More About INTEL® PENTIUM® Processor G4560 2CORE

Customer Review of INTEL® CORE™ I3-7100 Processor 2CORE 3M Cache 3.90 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box Kaby Lake

cool76
07/19/17
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Summary
Great for a budget system » Read More About INTEL® CORE™ I3-7100 Processor 2CORE

Customer Review of INTEL® CORE™ I3-4170 Haswell 3.7GHZ Processor LGA1150 3M Cache Retail BX80646I34170

Peter_B15
05/05/17
Experience: 9 Months
Summary
Purchased this to replace a flaky cpu/mb in the htpc without breaking the bank. Teamed this processor with an ASRock H97M Pro4 motherboard and was able to re-use everything else. The on-board graphics is more than adequate for a Zorin linux machine running Ko... » Read More About INTEL® CORE™ I3-4170 Haswell 3.7GHZ

Customer Review of INTEL® CORE™ I3-7350K Processor 2CORE 4M Cache 4.20 GHz FC-LGA14C Retail Box Kaby Lake

David_8086
05/05/17
Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Summary
before you buy this cpu; check if other components and OS, are compatible » Read More About INTEL® CORE™ I3-7350K Processor 2CORE

Customer Review of Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Unlocked Dual Core 3.2GHZ Processor LGA1150 Haswell 3MB Cache Retail

Curtis_M
04/04/17
Experience: 6 Months
Summary
Have had this overclocked to 4.0GHz for 6 months on an MSI H81M-P33 with a Hyper T2 Cooler. Absolutely amazing value for everyday use and light gaming. » Read More About Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Unlocked


 
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