Bandizip compression on multi-core computers

* What is a Multi-core processor?

A multi-core processor is a single computing component with two or more independent actual processors (called "cores"), which are the units that read and execute program instructions.

- Dual-core: A dual-core processor has two cores (e.g. AMD Phenom II X2, Intel Core Duo)

- Quad-core: A quad-core processor contains four cores (e.g. AMD Phenom II X4, intel's quad-core processors)

- Hexa-core: A hexa-core processor contains six cores (e.g. AMD Phenom II X6, Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 980X)

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* Settings in Bandizip

Bandizip makes compressing files possible by using multi-core processors.

- This option will be automatically checked on systems with triple-core processors or greater.

- This option will be automatically unchecked on systems with single or dual-core processors.


* Features of Bandizip's Multi-core compression

- When you use this option with Hyper-Threading Technology in a quad-core processor, the archiving speed will be 6 times faster.

- When you use this option without Hyper-Threading Technology in a quad-core processor, the archiving speed will be 3 times faster.

- When you use this option in a dual-core processor, the archiving speed will be 1.5 times faster.

- If your hard disk drive is slow, the compression speed can be slower.

- If you compress a lot of small files, the compression speed can be slower.


* Differences between Bandicam and 7Zip

- Bandizip supports the 'Multi-core processor' function both in multiple files and in a single file.

- 7Zip only supports the 'Multi-core processor' function in multiple files (7Zip doesn't support multi-core compression in a single file).