Core 2 Duo vs. Quad core

Discussion in 'iMac' started by squall20011, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. squall20011 macrumors member

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    Can anyone explain to me the difference between the two processors? I just bought the 24" iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. I've noticed some new PCs on the market have brand new quad cores and are going for dirt cheap. What gives?
     
  2. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    Apple is selling you last years technology at this years prices.
     
  3. UrFatMom macrumors regular

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    You mean apple is selling you last years technology at future years price
     
  4. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    ha, right. That's what I meant.
     
  5. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Ignore the troll posts above.

    Simple version:
    Core 2 Duo is dual-core. There are two 3.066 processors on one chip.

    Core 2 Quad is quad-core. There are four processors on one chip.

    The iMac uses the mobile version, i.e., same performance as any other Core 2 Duo at that clock speed but much lower wattage and heat output, and a bit more expensive.
     
  6. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    Troll posts? He asked what gives? I answered his question, aiming for asking what's going on with Apple charging more while PC manufacturers are offering more power for less money. You're answer doesn't answer what gives, but instead describes quad core and core 2 duo.
     
  7. 300D macrumors 65816

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    They weren't trolling in the least.

    The basically same 3.06ghz iMac squall20011 just paid $2,200 for has been available for 1-1/2 years with just minor updates. A very poor value.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Mainstream desktop Core 2 Duo at 3.0 GHz has been available since mid-2007. Today it's a Core i7 860 at those E6850 price points.
     
  9. zbasarab macrumors member

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    yours is the only troll post in this thread
    apple drastically overprices its core2duo
    fact
     
  10. 300D macrumors 65816

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    So what did I say yesterday?

    Oh yeah,
    What was the $2200 high-end model yesterday is now the $1000 cheaper low-end model today!

    I'd strongly suggest squall20011 return the iMac if its still within the 14 day period, and get the new model.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Only with Apple. :rolleyes:
     

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