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Dual Core or Core Duo ¿?

By Zarstone
Aug 25, 2009
  1. which is better and what is the difference between the two
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    "Dual core" generally referes to dual core processors in general, that is, processors with two physical cores.
    "Core Duo" is...well I think you mean "Core 2 Duo" which is the name (mostly marketing BS, nothing special) Intel has given to their line of Conroe and Wolfdale class dual core CPU's.

    You obviously (no offense), don't really know what your talking about, I think it could be more productive to simply post the whole context of the question.
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Hi zarstone,
    are you just on a quest for knowledge? or are you contemplating a purchase?
     
  4. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    I believe Zarstone are referring to Pentium D and Core 2 Duo cpus.
     
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    oh you mean the hyper thread VS two physical cores?
     
  6. Zarstone

    Zarstone TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    I need to buy one and do not see what the difference goes dual core and core duo .. it's better. TY all.
     
  7. deazy86

    deazy86 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    They all are just updates of each other better speed and power efficiency. Core 2 Duo is the latest get yourself a Core 2 Duo, they are great for all uses, such as gaming and running lots of applications.
     
  8. Zarstone

    Zarstone TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Ok im understand dual core is better ty all people....and core duo are single core but half in two ...sorry for my bad english LOL......
     
  9. Zarstone

    Zarstone TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Other question how close this post....? :)
     
  10. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

  11. Zarstone

    Zarstone TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Nice i see now ty
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Uhh...sorry.
     
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Well I believe he was referring to the Pentium Dual Core :)
     
  14. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    @ Wolfram, it's same thing for Pentium D, only in shorter name.
     
  15. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Silly, its the same thing,,lol core 2 duo is dual core , same ,,,,

    unless your talkin core 2 or Athlon dual core ,,, hmm gl
     
  16. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    @Tweakboy, yes it's just similar name, but it's little different, by referring it to socket, die size, and code name.
     
  17. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Well last time I checked, Pentium D's were based on Netburst, and Pentium Dual Cores are based on Core. (Some are Allendale's or Wolfdale's).

    Quite a confusing lineup if you ask me ;)
     
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