If you have ever studied the functioning of the human brain, you obviously know that our brains are some remarkable pieces of equipment. Once you get past the limitations that our conscious minds put on us, you realize that our brains can literally take in millions of bits of information every second that we are alive. From there, we can file away literally everything that we have ever seen, smelled, felt, tasted and heard, and with effort we may even be able to remember these things later on. But of course, technology is a great leaping beast, constantly chasing down the latest and the greatest possibilities for the improvement of our species’ way of life.
And with that being the case, the old norm of single core processors has come to an end. But a lot of people do not know how a dual core 1.6ghz processor could be faster than a single core 2ghz processor. Simply put, the single core can process precisely one thing at a time. While it may be able to do billions of simple calculations per second, it can still only do them one at a time, rather like a very long line stretching all the way through your intended applications. Dual core processors, on the other hand, can do more than one operation of that nature at a time.
As a matter of fact, a dual core processor can actually perform at least two distinct calculations simultaneously. It is because of this duality that a couple of slower processors can outperform a single, more powerful one in any speed test that you give them. It is also in this way that dual core processors are faster than our brains. While our brains are extreme pieces of technology, they will never be able to do more than one bit of processing at the same time. So as technology sprints onward toward the horizon, it has officially left our brains behind.