Solved Difference between a Core2Duo and Core i Processor Tags: CPUs Core Processors Last response: October 5, 2010 4:28 AM in CPUs Share hassaanc3 September 22, 2010 7:27:00 AM Hello, I need a difference/Comparison (basic) Why is the core i better or worse (as if you might need to upgrade the motherboard and other things, i.e if that's true) More about : difference core2duo core processor loneninja a c 83 à CPUs September 22, 2010 8:39:13 AM Sounds like a homework question to me, which I don't like answering but I'll point you in the right direction. Look up reviews of the I3 and Core2Duo processors, the original launch reviews should give plenty of information about the different architectures, which is the key difference between the 2. Few easy pointers to mention about the I3. It is manufactured on 32nm, has L3 cache, doesn't use FSB(Front Side Bus), and it has hyperthreading. cadder a b à CPUs September 22, 2010 2:41:22 PM I've compared the i5-750 with a Q9400. At similar clock speeds the i5 is about 15% faster. The i5 is capable of at least the same overclock as my Q9400, maybe more. The big advantage of the i5 is if you don't intend to overclock. As Intel alludes to in their ads, the i5 will overclock itself to some extent automatically. Comparisons with the i3 and a core 2 duo are probably similar. Some of the "i" chips have hyperthreading. I don't know how much this helps but it seems to help a little bit in apps that can use a lot of cores. Related resources Difference between core2duo and cori3 - Forum The difference between intel core2duo and intel core - Forum Difference between corei3 & core2duo - Forum What is the difference between core2duo and Dual core ? - Forum What is difference between intel core2duo and i3 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution enzo matrix a c 131 à CPUs September 22, 2010 4:05:42 PM hassaanc3 said:Hello, I need a difference/Comparison (basic) Why is the core i better or worse (as if you might need to upgrade the motherboard and other things, i.e if that's true) Please read the stickies, then ask more specific question about what you don't understand or what additional information you need. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283109-28-differences... hassaanc3 October 5, 2010 4:28:38 AM Best answer selected by hassaanc3. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] -core-core ForumDiff between i3 & core2duo ForumDifference between i3 and core 2 duo processor ForumWhat is the difference between core2duo and Dual core ? ForumDifference between core 2 duo and core i3 processors? ForumCore2Duo or i3 /Win7-32 or Win7-64 ForumCore2Duo vs Pentium Dual- Core ??? ForumCore2duo and core 2 quad ForumDifference between omtel pentium 4 ht 3.00 ghz and intel dual core 1.6 ForumUprgrade Core2Duo to Quad??? ForumPSU Help ForumIntel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2 66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB ForumDell e510 processor upgrade ForumPhenom II X4 965 vs Core i5 760 ForumCeleron e3300 not seen as a dual core cpu ! More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !