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Duo Core vs. Dual Core

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Kimarra, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Kimarra

    Kimarra Member

    Jan 8, 2006
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    Can someone tell me the difference between the two types of CPU's. Also, which one is a better buy?
  2. jony218

    jony218 Guest

    I have the intel 6300 core duo and also the amd x2 4800 dual core. Both are about the same with the amd being just a little quicker in converting dvd's to divx by about 5 fps. Both of them are at about 40c cpu temp at idle. The only difference is price, I paid 109.00 for the amd and 169.00 for the intel.

    Of the 2 cpu's, I prefer using the amd 4800 for everyday use, the intel computer is my backup computer. My next upgrade will probably be a amd 6000 dual core.
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Mar 4, 2004
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    Core 2 Duo is a brand name.
    Dual core is a type of product.
    The following are all dual core CPUs:
    Intel Pentium D
    Intel Pentium E 2000 series
    Intel Core Duo
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4000 series
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6000 series
    AMD Athlon64 X2
    AMD Turion64 X2

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