Intel Core Duo and Intel Core Solo.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 66217, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    What is the difference between the Intel Core Duo and Intel Core Solo?
    I'm not very good at this things about computers, and I searched in google and I just don't get it.
    I suppose the Duo is better:D . But why?
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    The Core Duo is dual-core. Basically, it's like having two processors. The Core Solo isn't.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    A CoreSolo CPU is a CoreDuo with one of the cores turned off (normally because one of the two cores failed verification). So a CoreDuo is roughly speaking two CoreSolos sharing a single cache and FSB.
  4. bu113t macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2006
    Howell, MI
    You still have to be sure t keep in mind that if you have a core duo at 2.0 Ghz, your computer is not running at 4 Ghz still. In may situations your system will be running at somewhere between 2 and 4Ghz because not all applications will be able to take advantage of both cores. In most cases things like OS X Tiger will take advantage of both, and a few running applications will and a few won't... it is to be expected.

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