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Post by Lance(HAOH) on Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:10 pm

I am rather curious about the numbers in the description of processors. Could someone please enlighten me about the significance of the number 2 in the string 'Intel core 2 duo' ?

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:44 am

Hello,

There's not much significance behind the names.

Core is the name Intel chose for their newer processor.

Core 2 is the name for the next version of that Core processor.

When you see Duo then that means there are two processors in the same packaged chip.

Thus Core Duo and Core 2 Duo are both two processor chips, one being the newer Core 2 variety.

Same goes for Core 2 Quad and so on.


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Post by Lance(HAOH) on Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:31 am

Thanks for your help Doctor! I understand now. Thank You!

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:48 am

Glad I could help! Smile


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