Core 2 duo and p4 prescott chips?

By Mannysingh51
May 28, 2007
  1. can anyone explain core 2 duo processors, quad core processors and prescott pentium 4 cpu's.
    I was just wondering if you buy a core 2 duo cpu e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Socket 775 2.4GHz. does that mean this processor has a speed of 4.8ghz, as it has 2x2.4ghz chips. Because pentium 4 prescott cpu's, are single core and there is 1 that i have seen that runs at 3.4ghz, which buy the clock frequency looks to be a faster than the 2.4ghz dual core chip, can someone please explain which is faster and why? :confused:
  2. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    The Core 2 Duo is faster because it uses newer technology. The Pentium 4 Series are now "outdated" because of their older netburst technology.

    The Core 2 Duo e6600 runs at 2.4GHz, not 4.8GHz. it simply has 2 cores rather than one. This means performance is better because they no longer have to push the clock speed up, like they did with the Pentium 4's.
  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    a 1.3 Core 2 Duo will out run all Pentium 4 processors just by the way it works.
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