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How the core 2 quad works

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June 4, 2010 4:54:19 PM

wats the diff btwn the dual core and the core 2

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a c 203 à CPUs
June 4, 2010 5:07:45 PM

Core 2 Duo two core CPU

Core 2 Quad four core CPU

In some games (but not all games) 4 cores is faster than 2 cores.

Other programs like video rendering can see big improvements with 4 cores

a c 215 à CPUs
June 4, 2010 5:07:49 PM

Core 2 is actually an architecture like Nehalem.

If you are asking what the difference between a core 2 duo and a dual core is, its the same as the difference between a Kleenex and a tissue. Core 2 Duos are dual cores, but there are many other dual cores like the Athlon x2, Athlon II x2, Phenom II x2, i3, and Pentium D.
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June 4, 2010 5:10:20 PM

The core 2 quad is essentially 2 core 2 duos on the same die. If you use applications that can support multi-threading the core 2 quad will show a HUGE performance improvement over the core 2 duo at the same clock speed. If however, you don't use heavily threaded apps and just do things like gaming, the Core 2 Duo 3GHz or higher or the Phenom II X3 / Athlon II X3 are the best choices because buying a Quad-Core CPU for things that don't use 4 cores is a waste. :sol: