Core Duo vs Merom?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dj420118, May 21, 2006.

  1. dj420118 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    What kind of differences will we see between these two processors that will make it all the worth while to wait?
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005
    64 bit in Merom vs 32 in Core Duo.

    4 MB Cache in Merom vs. 2MB in Duo

    Higher clock speeds in Merom

    More power per watt in Merom

    Less heat in Merom

    Overall, if you need a computer for more than 1 year or 1.5 years, wait. If you're like me, get something now. It all depends on how long you want to keep the computer and what you do with it.
  3. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Merom is more looking to the future, while Core Duo is a fine chip right now. The only thing I can think of the Core Duo have over Merom is that you can buy it now

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