Difference between core 2 duo & core i3 processors

India
July 4, 2011 12:50pm CST
i cant found the basic differences between those two rather they both have two cores in CPU. Please explain me more technical specifications of these two.
3 responses
• India
4 Jul 11
The Basic difference between these two processors is their Platform. The Core 2 Duo processors are based on the X86 platform i.e. the core 2 duo processor series like all the older processors was based on intel 8086 processor which we study in the basic microprocessors. However after more than two decades the intel finally developed a new platform which is much more advanced than the X86 platform and is called the X64 platform. Even these processors provide a feature called as hyperthreading i.e. with every physical core there is one hyperthreaded core and this makes these processors even better. Have a nice day!
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• India
5 Jul 11
thanks pankajgarg. It will be more informative for me.
• United States
4 Jul 11
If you look on Intel's website, you can see that the Intel I3 Processor has a faster clock speed and improved memory cache. They are both good processors, but the i3 processor is a lot better and worth your money. If you are trying to get a computer that can last a long time, the more improved i5 and i7 processors will be better for you, even if they are a bit over-priced. I happen to like AMD's Phenom processors because they are a lot cheaper than Intel's processors and they are still fast. If you are building a computer, try using AMD's cheap processors, they are what you call "Bang for your buck."
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• India
5 Jul 11
No I am not going to assemble to any of the computer. I am just discussing it as sake of my knowledge.
@hanuma34 (821)
• India
5 Jul 11
Intel improved from Pentium series to dual core processor which have the capacity to process faster in 2 channels. First it was Dual core, better than that is Core 2 duo. Core i3, i5 and i7 processors came later each improving in performance from the previous one. All of them belong to 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor Family. Mainly the processing speed is the difference. How it is achieved is more of a advanced technological features introduced in the chip. These could be in the size of cache memory, mode of processing like hyper-threading, graphics and audio features. From user's point of view processing speed and quality of graphics and sound are essential. Intel Core i3 processor and others of the 2nd Generation core processors are based on micro architecture of 45nm process technology and have greater energy-efficient performance. If you would like to know more you can always go to the Intel website and get to know all whatever you want to know.
• India
5 Jul 11
Can you please elaborate the 45nm technology? I think all processors works on the 45nm technology. Is that true or only core 2 duo & their enhanced versions use it?
@hanuma34 (821)
• India
6 Jul 11
Hello vaibhav. I do not have so much of in depth knowledge about the subject. 45nm should mean 45 nano-meters, which could be the wavelength. I am not sure if earlier processors too worked with the same wavelength. I shall check up. The info. I passed on to you was from the Intel website which gave the hint that the second generation Core processors are based on 45nm technology as a notable variation. Hope I could clear your doubt.