What is a Quad Core Processor

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What is a Quad Core Processor

What does Quad-Core Processor mean?

A quad-core processor is a type of computer processor architecture that has four processor cores embedded within a single processor dye.

Each of the four cores can execute and process instructions independently of the other cores.

Within the chip, each core operates in conjunction with other circuits such as cache, memorymanagement, and input/output (I/O) ports. The individual cores in a quad-core processor can run multiple instructions at the same time, increasing the overall speed for programs compatible with parallel processing. Manufacturers typically integrate the cores onto a single semiconductor wafer, or onto multiple semiconductor wafers within a single IC (integrated circuit) package.