How much faster is an i3 than a dual core

how much faster is an i3 compared to a dual core? Is it worth buying an i3?
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  1. 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.
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