Daedroth, on 18 April 2012 - 14:41, said:
The amount of cores per chip depends on what the technology allows. At the moment, hex cores are around.
2 processors on one chip is better than two chips with a processor each. Why? Because you can have a dual socket motherboard, and put 2x dual core processors, which means you'd have 4 processors in total. Rather than two (one per chip).
Multi-processor is better than multi-core...
Deep_Level_Shark, on 18 April 2012 - 14:27, said:
Which is a good ?
2 processor box.
1 processor with 2 cpu cores box
As said above, Multi-Processor is best. In a multi-core setup you're sharing processor resources between multiple cores (so a quad core CPU with 4MB of L2 CACHE will have 1MB of cache per core, for instance) whereas dual processor will have 100% of the processor resources dedicated to it.
For that reason a dual processor, dual core CPU setup would be preferred over a single quad core CPU for CPU intensive tasks.