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meaning of dual core and core 2 duo

by ariesronmai / March 2, 2009 11:09 AM PST

hello to all can anyone here tell me what is the meaning of dual core and core 2 duo... thx

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by repete_smile / March 2, 2009 11:30 AM PST

they both mean the chips have 2 cores

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Core vs Core 2
by ChuckT / March 2, 2009 4:16 PM PST

"Core" was the name by Intel for their newer processor.

"Core 2" was the name for the next version of that "Core" processor.

When you see "Duo" then that means there are two processors in the same packaged chip.

Thus "Core Duo" and "Core 2 Duo" are both two processor chips, one being the newer "Core 2" variety.

There is also the "Core 2 Quad" and now perhaps you can see it is a four processor chip of the "Core 2" processor type.

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