What's Intel's name for the Core 2 Duo Processor?

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  1. iaddict macrumors 6502

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    I am getting an exchange for my Dell (sorry, it is crap, I must say) laptop that has a Dual Core Yonah inside. How is that compared to Intel's Core 2 Duo....does anyone know the name of the Core 2 Duo. Is the Yonah a good processor or has it been replaced by a newer one?

    Thanks....I just need to know before I get dumped on the 2nd time by Dell.
     
  2. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I believe the current portable Core 2 Duo is the Merom. Or something to that effect. There's a different name for the desktop version, but I'm not sure what it is.
     
  3. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    The Processor currently in the MacBook Pro is "Merom".

    Apple says it is up to 50% faster than its predecessor, Yonah.

    Tommorow may bring a new MacBook Pro line-up with new processors called "Santa Rosa".
     
  4. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So the Yonah is.....

    So, the Yonah is the same as the MacBooks Core Duo processor?
     
  5. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, 'Santa Rosa' is the chipset, not the processor. The processor will still be a 'Merom', only with higher clock speeds...
     
  6. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    The current MacBooks have a Core 2 duo processor; so also a Merom processor. The Core Duo processors are Yonah...
     
  7. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I thought

    I kinda thought it was an older processor. Thanks for the information!
     
  8. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Those are all code names...

    but Intel market the Merom mobile chip (which Apple uses in its portables and iMac) as Centrino duo
     
  9. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just to clear up any confusion on my part

    I am thinking that the Yonah was the first processor in the MacBooks that were called Core Duo . The Merom is what is in the current MacBooks called the Core 2 Duo. Is this correct?

    I've heard that the Yonah (core duo) had some problems and I am trying to get rid of problems so I don't want to go from one to another.
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    ***trembles in fear at confusing the issue even further***

    "Centrino Duo" refers to the platform, not the chip. It can refer to a Napa platform containing either Yonah or Merom dual-core chips, but it is also being used to refer to the stripped down version of the Santa Rosa platform with second-generation Merom chips.

    And to wrap it all up, Apple technically does not use Centrino platforms at all, because they do not use Intel's wireless adapter.
     

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