About the CPU - ridiculous question Tags: CPUs Core Computers Last response: January 21, 2012 11:37 AM in CPUs Share MaxSoyer January 21, 2012 10:45:42 AM hello, my question is simply : what is the difference between a Core 2 Duo - and an i3 - an i5 ..etc how the speed of an i3 CPU is calculated ? . and i found once a height price computer have a "core 2 duo" and another computer with "i3" have a lower price ! why ? (the other performance was almost the same). More about : cpu ridiculous question WR2 a c 203 à CPUs January 21, 2012 11:04:53 AM Hello MaxSoyer; Speed = performance = how fast work gets done. And it's not directly related to the operating frequency of the CPU (the Ghz stuff). Benchmark tests for Core i3 2100 3.1GHz vs Core 2 Duo E6850 3.00GHz Benchmark tests for Core i3 2100 3.1GHz vs Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz Benchmark tests for Core i5 2400 3.1GHz (*4 cores) vs Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz WR2 a c 203 à CPUs January 21, 2012 11:07:35 AM MaxSoyer said:and i found once a height price computer have a "core 2 duo" and another computer with "i3" have a lower price ! why ? (the other performance was almost the same).Price differences happen for many reasons. Not enough info provided to answer the 'why?' part of your question. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 7ccccc7 January 21, 2012 11:37:51 AM Here you can compare all CPUs http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumRidiculous CPU temperatures ForumConsle ports and their (often) ridiculous sys. requirements! ForumPlease help with MA78G-DS3H ridiculous system temp reading ForumIs the pairing of this cpu with this gpu ridiculous ? ForumRIDICULOUS Problem? 7800GS too cool temperature issue ForumJust ridiculous . ForumOut of memory errors with a ridiculous page-file usage... ForumSo ridiculous ,i turn to sales ForumRidiculous lagging on 1090T ForumMy Core 2 E6400 ridiculous overclocking ForumNew 1900XT.... Anyone else think this is getting ridiculous ! ForumUpdates slows new computer down to ridiculous speed ForumRequest for help in ridiculous legacy situation Forum3.5E Ridiculous Feats? ForumRidiculous Question ForumRidiculous Vdroop ForumUpgrade My Comp. ForumCPU cooler upgrade gone wrong ForumCPU and Monitor ForumCPU usage hits 100% More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !