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SO whats the difference between a Core 2 Duo and a Dual Core Proc.?

For instance, my proc is a dual core processor, but its not the new core 2 duo...
    
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C2D (Core 2 Duo) run more ops per cycle then normal Intels. They run 12 and normals run 6.

They also have a higher FSB and more L2.
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C2D (Core 2 Duo) run more ops per cycle then normal Intels. They run 12 and normals run 6.
I really wish people would stop saying this. It's not proven at all. Plus it is much more complicated than just that. Added sse instructions, pipeline stages are all different.
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I really wish people would stop saying this. It's not proven at all. Plus it is much more complicated than just that. Added sse instructions, pipeline stages are all different.
Can anyone give me the easy to understand version of what the difference is. People ask me a lot too and I give the same reply someone did. For someone who knows a little about what makes a cpu. How could we explain the difference to them the best?
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I really wish people would stop saying this. It's not proven at all. Plus it is much more complicated than just that. Added sse instructions, pipeline stages are all different.
Well it is somewhere around there anyways so i'm still gonna say it beacuse I know its better and you know its better too.
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I really wish people would stop saying this. It's not proven at all. Plus it is much more complicated than just that. Added sse instructions, pipeline stages are all different.
and where do you think "we" got it from, you make it sound like you know different if so why dont you set us straight then i go by

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Unlike NetBurst-based processors, such as the Pentium 4 and Pentium D, Core 2 does not stress designs based on extremely high clock speeds but rather improvements on other CPU features, including cache efficiency and number of cores. The power consumption of these processors is much lower than the Pentium desktop line of products. With a TDP of only 65 W, Core 2 features a significantly reduced power consumption compared to its predecessor desktop chip, the Pentium 4 Prescott with a TDP of 130 W.
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post #8 of 25
Core 2 Duo and Dual core are the same thing...

Dual Core Processors:

intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon

AMD X2, Opteron

They're both the same thing. The difference is the actual architecture of the chips themselves that makes them different.

Dual Core is having two Processors on one chip.

Core 2 Duo is the type of processor.
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Core 2 Duo and Dual core are the same thing...

Dual Core Processors:

intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon

AMD X2, Opteron

They're both the same thing. The difference is the actual architecture of the chips themselves that makes them different.

Dual Core is having two Processors on one chip.

Core 2 Duo is the type of processor.
Which leaves the OP still saying.

"SO whats the difference between a Core 2 Duo and a Dual Core Proc.?

For instance, my proc is a dual core processor, but its not the new core 2 duo..."

But yes, they are both dual core processors. I'm assuming we all know that.
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It has a new architecture that operates much faster than the original core duo. If you want much more detail than that, get a degree in computer engineering and head over to Intel for answers
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