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Difference between core 2 duo and i5

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June 25, 2010 8:08:50 PM

i'm reddy and i need to know the main difference between core 2 duo and i5 processors.
actually i am planning for a macbook pro 13" . its giving me a core 2 duo processor while 15" gives a i5 processor , both the processor speeds are 2.4Ghz

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June 25, 2010 8:20:37 PM

Clock per clock, the i5 is better than the C2Duo. The i5 is also multithreaded and 4 threads will give you an even bigger advantage over the C2Duos 2 threads in programs that use them, like Photoshop. In addition, the i5 has turbo boost which will basically overclock itself for heavier work loads.

Get the i5
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June 25, 2010 8:28:25 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

See answer here