Core i3 vs core 2 duo Tags: CPUs Core Last response: March 7, 2010 6:22 PM in CPUs Share nimo537 March 7, 2010 5:11:06 PM what is the difference between core i3 and cor2duo More about : core core duo LePhuronn a b à CPUs March 7, 2010 5:44:30 PM Core 2 Duo is old and runs on socket 775 Core i3 is new and runs on socket 1366 Because the Core i series are based on newer, improved architecture they're generally a lot better than the older Core 2 chips. I can't really say more without going too technical (not that I's an architecture wiz anyway). Suffice it to say that Core i3 is probably better than all but top-end Core 2. EDIT: my bad - Core i3 is socket 1156 ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs March 7, 2010 5:46:49 PM i3 is the 1156 socket i7 are the 1366 sockets Related resources Core i3 1st gen vs core 2 duo ?what are the differences? - Forum 2 .13ghz core 2 duo vs 2 .13ghz core i3 - Forum Core2Duo P8700 Vs I3 330M - Forum I3 vs core 2 duo E8400 - Forum Intel core2 duo vs i3 upgrade need help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer LePhuronn a b à CPUs March 7, 2010 5:57:43 PM My bad - ct1615 is correct, Core i3 is socket 1156 Been posting on too many i7 9xx threads I was in automatic when typing 1366! jesmoke March 7, 2010 6:22:36 PM Aside from what has already been said, the Core i3 is more efficient clock for clock since it is a completely new architecture. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIntel i3 vs core 2 duo ForumI3 2310m vs CORE 2 duo T6600 ForumIntel core 2 duo vs intel core i3 ForumCore™2 Duo Processor P8700 vs core i3 380UM ForumCore 2 duo v/s core i3 370 ForumHeating of Core2Duo vs Core i3 ForumIntel i3 vs core 2 duo Forum500w PSU ForumUpgrade core i5 to i7 ForumAMD Phenom II x4 955 vs Intel Core i7 930 ForumMore than dual core needed for gaming? Or not? ForumIntel core i3 difference with core 2 duo Forum[Solved] Trying to figure out what is better core i5's or i7's ForumMulti Core Processors & Power Requirements ForumPhenom II X4-925 vs Core 2 Quad Q9300 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !