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How much faster is an i3 than a dual core

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
April 15, 2010 5:15:14 AM

how much faster is an i3 compared to a dual core? Is it worth buying an i3?

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April 15, 2010 6:43:12 AM

Clock-wise.. the i3 is a dual core. They're about the same speed. However, the i3 supports Hyper-Threading, which means each core can do 2 things at once, instead of the normal Core 2 Duo which can only handle 1 thread per core.

What applications do you use your computer for? There really isn't a big boost from a Core 2 Duo to the i3 for the majority of users, imo.