What is the difference between a core duo and a core 2 duo processor

April 12, 2007 3:30pm CST
I have noticed that in a lot of the newer laptops and desktop computers some of them offer an intel core duo processor while some others offer an intel core 2 duo processor. Can someone tell me the difference between the two ?
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@aiguy01 (589)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Core 2 Duo is a second generation dual core architecture. Intel switched to a smaller die mask making the chips faster. Cache size increased also. They also redid some of the motherboard support chips further optimizing performance. Speed difference is maybe 25% increased performance but your mileage will vary. The architecture is going to change again this summer with another expect 40% performance bump. They'll probably call those Core 3 but who knows? Intel seems to go out of their way to confuse the customer with their naming and numbering schemes.
• India
12 Apr 07
ok thanks. so the bottom line is core 2 duo is faster than core duo
@nokia6233 (937)
• India
22 Jul 07
Core 2 Duo is the second generation architecture os the Core Duo architecture.....essentially the Core 2Duo is better in power consumption and a marginally little better performance...other than these thereins not much diffrerece..