Core Duo vs. Core 2 Duo

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cml, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. cml macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2006
    What exactly are the differences between the two? It seems as though C2D is capable of faster speeds, but is there a difference speedwise between a 2.16 CD and a 2.16 C2D?

    Also, are there other differences? For example, does the C2D use less battery? Run less hot? Make you breakfast in the morning?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. tbrinkma macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2006
    From the reviews I've seen, the C2D is typically 5-10% faster than the CD, but on certain benchmarks can be as much as 40 or 50% faster. Not really a big loss for us first-generation MacIntel owners, all told.
  3. Zadillo macrumors 65832

    Jan 29, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Indeed. The big benefits of the C2D MBP's seem to have less to do with the CPU itself as much as other changes that have improved it overall (new rear vent design, allowing for cooler and quieter operation and a higher clocked GPU).
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Look at the MacRumors guides under "Core 2 Duo".
  5. mdntcallr macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2000
    well core 2 duo also has better 64 bit support.

    dunno how, but thats what i heard
  6. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Better? you mean it has 64 bit, and the Core Duo doesnt.

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