Dual Core & Core Duo - what's the difference?

  Pineman100 14:50 01 May 07

My thread title says it all, really. Can anyone please explain the difference and the relative benefits?

Dual core was the initial offering by Intel to consumers seeking processors with two cores in one chipset die. However the new technology had it's own problems like increased consumption in electricity and increased heat in the motherboard. Core Duo was the second generation of this kind of technology resolving the issues that plagued the first offering. Generally speaking, Core Duo is faster, more energy efficient and more expensive.

  keef66 15:24 01 May 07

Dual core means what it says on the tin; having 2 cores on one chip. Pentium D and Athlon X2 are examples.

Core 2 Duo is Intel's most recent iteration of dual core, and a massive improvement it is too. Runs cooler, more efficiently, and consumes less power.

  Pineman100 15:24 01 May 07

That seems to say it all, TR - thank you very much.

  Pineman100 15:25 01 May 07

Many thanks also to k66.

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