Forgive my ignorance...but i'm curious.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thouts, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. thouts macrumors regular

    thouts

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    What exactly does Core 2 Duo mean? Does this mean that if the processor is a 2.4 C2D that since there are two it is really like a 4.8?
     
  2. Brien macrumors 68020

    Brien

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    It's more an efficiency thing than a speed thing IIRC. You do get a boost but it's not 2x.
     
  3. grimreaper1377 macrumors regular

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    It means that there are two cores in a single processor. No, it doesn't mean that 2.4 is really 4.8.
     
  4. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    Also, "Core" is different from "Core 2". The latter is a newer design and performs better.

    If you are looking at used equipment make sure you are looking for "Core 2 Duo" not "Core Duo".
     

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