I have little info about this so thought it would be better to ask here. Many people i have seen keep jumping around in joy bragging when they get a multi core. I have seen that many people use the absurd formula of 2.4ghz dual core = 2.4x2=4.8 ghz computing power and 2.4 quad core = 2.4x4=9.6 ghz computing power.
What i want to ask is how do they really compare, lets say there is a single core 2.4, dual core and a quad core. How can we compare their computing power? how much is one better then the other?
*edit I know its better for multi-tasking, so dont say "its for multi tasking noob"
I was asking the question in a broader way. in single tasking, gaming, running single applications and stuff etc.