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Anyone explain the difference between dual core, quad core, core 2 duo, core 2 quad?

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Anyone explain the difference between dual core, quad core, core 2 duo, core 2 quad?

Dual Core is a term referring to, basically in english, two chips (aka: CPU Core's) on one physical chip....quad core is a term referring to four chips (aka: CPU Cores) on one physical chip.

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Core2Duo is Intels latest version of a dual core chip.
Core2Quad is Intels latest version of a 4 core chip.

Intel originally made dual-core Pentiums and Dual-Core chips before the Core2Duo and Core2Quad chips came out.....they were serious underperformers, thats why Intel wanted to change the name and architecture of the new chips to let people know these new dual core chips (The Core2's) were a whole new animal.

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Dual Core is a term referring to, basically in english, two chips (aka: CPU Core's) on one physical chip....quad core is a term referring to four chips (aka: CPU Cores) on one physical chip.

FOR INTEL:


Core2Duo is Intels latest version of a dual core chip.
Core2Quad is Intels latest version of a 4 core chip.

Intel originally made dual-core Pentiums and Dual-Core chips before the Core2Duo and Core2Quad chips came out.....they were serious underperformers, thats why Intel wanted to change the name and architecture of the new chips to let people know these new dual core chips (The Core2's) were a whole new animal.

Just verifying, aren't the current Pentium Dual Core's (E2220/E5200 for example) based on the same architecture as the Core2Duo's?
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Correct, all the new chips are Core2Duo/Quad based....the older chips are Pentium D's I believe....today all the chips are plenty fast.

There are different models out there, different cache sizes, different speeds, etc.

The Core2Duo architecture's replacement is already on the horizon...and wont be compatible with the current C2D chipsets, so thats one thing to keep in mind..but again, not sure how far out they actually are to being released.

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