Here’s the Answer to the Question posted on Facebook
Q. Lisa is shopping for a computer. She will be using it primary to run a single-threaded application and is most interested in the computer’s speed. When evaluating CPU characteristics for the computer, which of the following is MOST important?
Answer available until November 28, 2016.
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Answer: D is correct. The clock speed is most important if running a single-threaded application as quickly as possible is the primary consideration.
A is incorrect. The number of cores is useful if multiple applications or multiple-threaded applications will be run on the machine. The different cores can process multiple threads simultaneously.
B is incorrect. Virtualization support is only needed if the computer will be used to run virtualization applications, such as Microsoft’s Hyper-V based applications.
C is incorrect. Hyperthreading is a technology used by some Intel processors to run multiple threads at the same time.
Objective: 1.6 Install various types of CPUs and apply the appropriate cooling methods.[/DAP]