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Intel core i3 difference with core 2 duo

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March 6, 2010 6:29:19 AM

Hello,
what is the difference between intel core i3 & core 2 duo?
March 6, 2010 4:33:59 PM

If anything some i3s are just rebranded Core 2s with a new socket (LGA 1156), maybe hyperthreading available, and are its replacement after Intel retires the Core 2s in Q3 this year.
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March 6, 2010 9:58:29 PM

mister g said:
If anything some i3s are just rebranded Core 2s with a new socket (LGA 1156), maybe hyperthreading available, and are its replacement after Intel retires the Core 2s in Q3 this year.


You call 4ghz on stock voltage/cooler a re-brand? :) 

I'm guessing you meant replacement instead of re-brand. Your point is valid but it technically is not a rebranded c2d (like nvidia did with the G92 for example). :)  Just didn't want there to be any confusion when people read that hehe.

i3 is an awesome value and an amazing processor.
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March 6, 2010 10:10:10 PM

The Core i3 architecture is more efficient at equal clock rates when compared to a Core 2. In other words Core i3 is faster. Core i3 is not a rebrand of Core 2 since it is a completely new architecture.
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March 6, 2010 11:10:08 PM

i3 = dual core + gpu!

Integrated graphics for newer PC's at this moment all H55 boards support this GPU, wich is also found in the i5's.
I dont know if its any good though, i can ensure you that it wont be a gaming rig!
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March 7, 2010 1:13:46 AM

Woops, my bad should have looked up on it, might have trusted wikipedia a little too much this time. :-P
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