CPU Core


Dual core informs to a CPU that includes 2 complete execution cores per physical processor. It combined with two processors and their caches & cache controllers onto a single integrated circuit(silicon chip).


A Quad core processor is a chip with 4 independent units called cores that read & execute CPU instructions such as add, branch & move data. In the chip, each core operates in conjunction with other circuits such as memory management, cache & input/output ports. The individual cores in a quad-core processor can run multiple tasks at the same time & also increase the overall speed for programs consistent with parallel processing.


Hexa-core is another multi-core processor that comes with 6 cores and has the power to perform tasks even faster than Dual-core & Quad-core processors. For Computer users, Hexa Core processors are nothing new because Intel has already launched its i7 Hexa-Core processor in 2010. But, this term may be new for smartphone users because most smartphone companies were using only Dual-core & Quad-core processors but very few smartphones are launched with Hexa-core processors.


Like dual core processors are made up of Two cores, Quad-core with Four cores and Hexa-core with Six cores, the octa-core processors are made up of Eight cores to perform task very efficiently & even double faster than a quad-core processor.

Now modern Octa-core processors, simply have two sets of Quad core processors, which divide their tasks between them, according to type. Most of the time, the lower-powered tasks set of cores will be occupied. When advanced tasks are needed, then the faster set of 4 cores will kick in. A more accurate term than octa-core, then, it would be “Dual Quad-core Processor” Sounds confusing & it’s not nearly so marketable or saleable. So, octa-core it is.


Deca-core processors use 10 cores to complete the tasks in a more efficient way than the other processors. Undoubtedly, having an efficient deca-core processor will make the system super fast. These are the latest ones in the market and only a few smartphones have such processors.