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What is the difference btween Pentium D and the Pentium Dual Core?

Pentium D 930 (or any other model)

Pentium Dual Core e2180 (or any other model)

What is the difference?
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I may not be 100% correctin this one, but I believe the Pentium D is a single core processor with two threads, where the core 2 has actually two processor cores..

**Edit**

I was a bit off, its 2 cores sharing 1 thread..

taken from a wed post
>> The Pentium D will have two cores, but each core only supports a single thread at a time.<<

This should answer your questions

good artical on the revived Pentium series
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Pentium D is 2 pentium 4s slapped together. Based off of the terribad Netburst architecture. Pentium Dual Core is a monolithic (single die) dual core based off of the much better Core architecture.
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im sure the pentium D is dual core but it is ...netburst & the 2180s are c2d
core 2 duos are far more refined than the P.D.s ....run cooler & work faster

i think....
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Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
im sure the pentium D is dual core but it is ...netburst & the 2180s are c2d
core 2 duos are far more refined than the P.D.s ....run cooler & work faster

i think....
Ok thanks everyone sofar!

Just w/e skunk, the e2180 is a "Pentium Dual core" its not a a core 2 due o_O (according to newegg and the product box)
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it is in fact a c2d eventhough the box states it as a pentium dual core
the 2180s core is actually a conroe or allandale......sure its a conroe
whereas the P.D 9xx are presler cores (older)
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Pentium D >>>>>>>> Core 2 as far as slowness gos
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For gaming, do you think the e2180 will outdo the d930?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
it is in fact a c2d eventhough the box states it as a pentium dual core
the 2180s core is actually a conroe or allandale......sure its a conroe
whereas the P.D 9xx are presler cores (older)
Yep, it's a Conroe alright! Conroe=Core2 Duo.
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Originally Posted by Carlin View Post
For gaming, do you think the e2180 will outdo the d930?
Yes.
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