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Is This Even Fair? Budget Ivy Bridge Takes On Core 2 Duo And Quad
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Core i3’s logical cores are also no match for Core 2 Quad’s physical cores in our threaded productivity applications. The Q9550 earns victories across the board, despite lower clock rates.

The current-generation frequency-locked dual-core Ivy Bridge-based chips trail far behind 2008’s enthusiast-tweaked Core 2 Duo based on the Wolfdale design. While these tasks beg for more processing cores, this thrashing is still a bit hard to swallow.

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