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How to compare intel dual core vs intel core 2 duo

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December 29, 2010 9:34:44 AM

Are there any charts showing which one is the better one. One assumes the later (core 2 duo) is?

Please if possible show links for performance charts.

PC will be mainly used for basic internet/email/ms Office/ access operations and similar tasks.

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December 29, 2010 10:46:56 AM

If you are using the system for the basic computing tasks that you list, don't worry about it. Just buy the fastest, cheapest thing you can find.

Having said that, the second generation Wolfdale cores are, clock for clock, a little faster than the 65 nm Conroes.

I have a Wolfdale based 2.93 GHz E6500 in a G'byte G41 motherboard doing basic computing tasks. It hardly ever drops out of SpeedStep.
December 29, 2010 11:34:28 AM

What is speedstep ?
December 29, 2010 11:51:53 AM

SpeedStep is Intel's power saving feature on all of their processors. It allows the CPU to downclock itself to be more power efficient. Basically, as long as you keep the CPU load under a certain threshold, it will run at a lower frequency. When you put it under load, SpeedStep clocks it back to 100% to give you the umph you need.
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