Core 2 Extreme on 24" refurb?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NiroNavro, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. NiroNavro macrumors regular

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    Fore my question please use this link as a reference:

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...&productLearnMore=FB322LL/A&src=brsz#overview

    I understand that it is out of stock but it'll be back. I tried using the chat tool on apple's site but those people are pissing me off. It seems to me like they just read the website for answers to my questions and it's like, "Hello? I could've done that myself!"

    So my question is: I'm assuming that the processor is a Penryn but is it a dual core or a quad core?

    If you go to Intel's site it says that the Core 2 Extreme comes in either a dual core or a quad core version.
     
  2. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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  3. tednunesrunning macrumors newbie

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    hahah....I find that EVERYONE except for usually one guy at most apple stores refer to apple.com when answering a question!! It's quite lame actually
     
  4. NiroNavro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tell me about it. It's so frustrating. On the site it says: Chat live with an apple expert.

    Well most of their replies are automated and most of their "expertise" is the fact that they know how to use a web browser and the apple site.
     
  5. NiroNavro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Which is better?

    Excuse my typo in my OP. I spelled for as fore.

    Anyway, so it's a Merom chip?

    That means that, according to wikipedia, it's a 65nm chip and it's dual core.

    So which is better: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo Penryn (dual core/65nm) or 2.8 GHz Core 2 Extreme Merom (dual core/65 nm)
     
  6. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    The new one (Penryn) is better.

    It is cooler, and even slightly faster.
     
  7. NiroNavro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Even though it's an Extreme over a Duo? Does that not really make a difference? Is there more of a difference between a Merom and a Penryn than there is between an Extreme and a Duo?
     
  8. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Yup, the 'Extreme' doesn't mean anything. (To the best of my knowledge)

    The CPU's are exactly the same except the Penryn is on the 45nm process (less heat/power) and has 2mb more L2 cache (6mb instead of 4mb in the Merom version)
     

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