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Full Speed Ahead

The race is on, so soup up your PC's speed with a dual-core processor.

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This story appears in the July 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

You probably haven't noticed any hesitation in your desktop PC--unless, of course, you encode movies for a living or turn your baseball cap around and blast bad guys on the weekends.

Hold onto that cap. Intel and AMD are rolling out new microprocessors that will ratchet up desktop performance another 50 percent to 100 percent or more. How? By adding second calculation engines--or cores--to their chip designs.

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