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Pentium D vs. Core2?

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What makes the Pentium D's so much worse than the Core2's? Intel newb here...
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a Pd is a cpu with 2 p4 dies in it, basically slapped together, so you have the heat of 2 p4's
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Generally better everything pretty much... Better architecture, more ops per cycle, better heat management, less wattage...the list goes on...
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Less L2 cache, higher TDP rating, larger fab process, less efficient architecture, runs hotter, etc.
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For starters, C2D's are dual core, they've got double the op cycles per second, and thats all I can think of. Heat and wattage are down too. *points at slade*
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A pentium D is basically 2 pentium 4's stuck together. It heats up and uses more energy to power? The core 2's are basiacally more efficent even if the cache is the same. BTW 1 core 2 duo is basically 2x faster than 1 pentium 4.
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The articheture of the C2D is much better, also less heat. It's fater in everything than the PD.
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pentium d's are just two p4's on one die, the core2 is one dual core chip. this means it produces less heat. it is also 65nm which is another reason it produces less heat. but the main thing that makes them faster is they do twice as many operationss for each clock cycle. so a core2 at 2.4ghz has similar performance to a pentium d at 4.8ghz. i hope that clears things up
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i thought the d's are dual core as well...
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For starters, C2D's are dual core, they've got double the op cycles per second, and thats all I can think of. Heat and wattage are down too. *points at slade*
Pentium D is also dual core...
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