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CPU usage in virtual machines

I have a host machine with 1 logical processor running at 2.0GHz with 2 VMs running. Each VM is running at 100 % utilization (according to Task manager inside the VM). I realize this "100%" is not ...
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Specing out CPUs (more than just cores and clock)

This is not a production question, just something that I've been thinking about. When specing out CPUs I know the general rule is a faster clock speed will make a core run faster and the greater ...
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Why are newer generations of processors faster at the same clock speed?

How come, for example, a 2.66 GHz dual-core i5 will be faster than a 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo (also dual-core)? Is this because of newer instructions that can process information in less clock cycles? ...