iMac 24" 2.4ghz processor question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bradengelmann, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. bradengelmann macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2008
    Hi Folks.

    I apologize if this is a stupid question, but I just made the leap from an iMac G5 to an Intel iMac 24". I was looking at my system profile this weekend and something didn't make sense to me. I am wondering if somebody is willing to answer my question.

    I see the attached photo.

    It says only one processor. What does the "Core Two Duo" mean, then? I thought that was two processors, each with dual cores. If this is correct, then what did the original "Core Duo" mean (without the "Two of "2" in it)?

    I just want to make sure everything is correct.

    I appreciate your help!

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  2. TheDoctah macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2008
    Brampton, ON

    I think you are getting confused with nomenclature.

    You're unit has only 2 Core Processors in it.

    Core 2 is a branding scheme used by intel and Duo indicating that you have 2 of the "Core 2" Processors inside your system.

    The original Core Duo branding was simply 2 of the original "Core" processors. Hence the Core Duo name. Think of "Core" and "Core 2" as being the same thing, "Core 2" is just an improved "Core"

    Hope that helps.
  3. iWantiPhone macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
  4. passingXstorm macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2008
    Core 2 Duo is 1 processor with 2 cores. Core Duo is 1 processor with 1 core.
  5. proc macrumors member


    Oct 29, 2007
    The Netherlands, Europe
    No, it isn't. The Core Duo is a dualcore processor of the first Core generation. The second Core generation would be Core 2 and the upcoming third (somewhere in 2009 for the mobile variant) would be Core i7. Please refrain of answering a question when you don't know exactly or stipulate that you don't know exactly.
  6. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    Core Solo - single core
    Core Duo - two cores
    Core 2 Duo - two cores 2nd revision
    Core Duo i7 - two cores 3rd revision
  7. bradengelmann thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2008
    Thank you!

    Hey, thanks folks for your help. It's nice to know I can come here and get an answer every now and then. Thanks for taking the time and have a great day!


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