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Speeds up cpu functions...by "caching" frequently used info.



"L" - Level



Usually. The size of the "cache" has gotten larger over time.

- Nick

p.s. Read this if you REALLY want to know more:

CPU cache - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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If games were written to take advantage of 4 cores then everyone with a duel core setup would be out of luck and so on and so forth. Why they don't write code to automatically detect your processing setup, I don't know. I'm not a programmer.

To be perfectly honest, I have to agree with Nick too. I think an iMac would probably serve your needs just as well if not better. Believe it or not, iMacs currently have better processors than the Mac Pro's because Apple hasn't refreshed the pro lineup in a long time (they claim a big refresh is coming next year). The big advantage the Mac Pro offers in the world of gaming is the ability to upgrade the video card to something far more powerful than the iMac uses but doing that will cost even more $$$.

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If games were written to take advantage of 4 cores then everyone with a duel core setup would be out of luck and so on and so forth. Why they don't write code to automatically detect your processing setup, I don't know. I'm not a programmer.

To be perfectly honest, I have to agree with Nick too. I think an iMac would probably serve your needs just as well if not better. Believe it or not, iMacs currently have better processors than the Mac Pro's because Apple hasn't refreshed the pro lineup in a long time (they claim a big refresh is coming next year). The big advantage the Mac Pro offers in the world of gaming is the ability to upgrade the video card to something far more powerful than the iMac uses but doing that will cost even more $$$.

Your decision!
Thanks a lot for you help!
I was mainly just wandering about processors. I am not even sure if I will get a computer. Thanks for the information for in the future (when I hopefully do get one).
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