Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor Vs Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8700

What are the main issues with regards i5 etc processors compared to dual or core duo processors?
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  1. The 2 you mention are both at 2.53GHz the i5 has the following the Core 2 does not:
    Hyperthreading
    Turbo boost to 3.066GHz
    Is based on newer and better design
    32nm instead of 45nm
  2. The i5 540M is better but Sandy bridge (i5-2xxxM) is now out and is better than both.
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