intel 2 duo is it quad core?

  sunny staines 18:02 12 Nov 2007

The new Intel penrhyn quad CPU is called "new core 2 duo extreme". Just a bit puzzled why its not called "core 4 quad extreme"? anyone put me right.

  SANTOS7 18:07 12 Nov 2007

Play on words i suppose 2xDUO = 4

  Marko797 18:30 12 Nov 2007

what a mouthful! I had a problem with 'core 2 duo' after a few pints, but now I have no chance!

  Earthsea 18:38 12 Nov 2007

I think I read elsewhere on this forum that Intel quad core processors are just two duo processors stuck together, whereas AMD make true quad cores.

  [email protected] 20:48 12 Nov 2007
  sunny staines 22:04 12 Nov 2007

thanks everyone for the feedback, adman2's link clear the picture, thanks.

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