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 m 0 l ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs March 7, 2010 5:46:49 PM i3 is the 1156 socket i7 are the 1366 sockets m 0 l Related resources Core 2 duo vs I3 vs I5 - Forum Old core 2 duo vs I3 540? - Forum Core 2 Duo vs Core i3 - Forum Core 2 Duo v/s Core i3 - Forum Intel core 2 duo vs intel core i3 - 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! m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI3 vs core 2 duo E8400 Forum SolvedCore2Duo vs i3 Forum Core i3 1st gen vs core 2 duo?what are the differences? Forum Intel core2 duo vs i3 upgrade need help Forum Intel i3 vs core 2 duo Forum 2.13ghz core 2 duo vs 2.13ghz core i3 Forum Intel i3 vs core 2 duo Forum I3 2310m vs CORE 2 duo T6600 Forum Intel core 2 duo vs intel core i3 Forum Core™2 Duo Processor P8700 vs core i3 380UM Forum Heating of Core2Duo vs Core i3 Forum Core 2 duo VS core i3 cpu Forum CORE 2 DUO VS I3 Forum Core 2 duo vs i3 i5? Forum Core 2 duo p8700 vs i3 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !