Naive question re Core2Duo?

  rickf 10:02 24 Jan 2009

Can some one tell me if the Core2duo, say at 1.8 is translated as 3.6 total, so much faster and more powerful than a single 1.8? Seems a very naive question but would really appreciate some info on this.

  dagnammit 10:12 24 Jan 2009

It's not all about clock speed.

The core2duo is the better CPU.

  curofone 11:07 24 Jan 2009

The simple way to think of any duel core processors, does not matter if it is intel duel core or core 2 duo or amd's turion 64 X2 or whatever is two normal processors stuck together (is more technical than that) so yes 1.8ghz core 2 duo is like have 2 1.8ghz processors side by side but as has already been pointed out there is a lot more to determining how good a processor actually is.

no idea if you want to know about desktop or notebook processors but here is a comparison of notebook processors click here and as you will see lower clock speed processors can perform better than those with higher clock speeds

  rickf 12:23 24 Jan 2009

Thanks people.

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