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Difference b/w Dual core and core 2 duo

  1. Jan 5, 2010 #1
    I have always confusion b/w these two processor what's the major difference b/w these technology wise
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  3. Jan 5, 2010 #2
    Duo is just Intel's processor name for 2 cores. They have core 2 extreme, or core 2 quad with four cpus.
  4. Jan 6, 2010 #3
    Duo is processor for intel and there are four other CPU...
  5. Jan 6, 2010 #4
    Dual Core is intels older line of dual core processors. Core2Duo is their newer line which will be replaced by the i5 I believe.
  6. Feb 6, 2010 #5
    As BlackVenom stated, both utilize two physical processors on one die. The only difference is that the Core 2 Duos use two newer generation processors.
  7. Feb 7, 2010 #6
    Dual core simply means 2 cores, while core2duo is a new line of processors.

    We have Pentium dual core but Pentium core2duo doesn't exist cause Pentium is a different processor class and core2duo is a different one. Similarly we also have core2quad which is basically 2 core2duo's in one CPU die making a total of 4 cores. On the other hand i7 also has 4 cores but it's a different family.

    A different family usually means major architecture differences.
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