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I got into a recent argument with one of my co-workers about the Pentium D. A machine I am building to sell used has a Pentium D in it and I am almost sure its a dual-core. Every source I have found says its a dual-core, yet everyone here says its a single-core on HT. But I don't think so.

So, am I right?
    
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There are single core versions and dual core versions of the Pentium D. What exact Pentium D was it?
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post #3 of 30
Pentium D was Pentiums first true dual core - the P4's were hyperthreaded (though not all of them)
Edited by appleg33k85 - 4/22/11 at 1:14pm
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The "D" bit stands for dual i believe. Check this list as well as a reference.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...icroprocessors
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Pentium D's were two P4 Cores mashed together pretty much.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Pentium D was Pentiums first true dual core - the P4's were hyperthreaded
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post #7 of 30
After looking further, yes it's a dual core, you were right. it has 2 Physical cores.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...icroprocessors

All dual, no HT.
They still performed like crap, though.
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post #9 of 30
They are simply two Pentium Ds slapped together.


According to this chart, Pentium Ds were only in the Dual-Core format.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...tel_processors
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LOL Pentium D = Pentium DUAL lol.
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