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Dell Says This is Why You Need a Quad Core CPU

Today's computers at almost all price points pack multi-core processing power. With all that added processing capabilities, your computing experience should be richer than ever.

Dell, one of the biggest seller of new computers, advertises that these new multi-core computers can help you get more done at the same time… such as checking email, editing a digital photo and running antivirus in the background – all that the same time. Incredible.

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.