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Difference between Pentium D and Pentium Dual-Core

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What is the difference between Intel Pentium D and Intel Pentium - Dual Core. Which one is better?
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Infact I want to know whats the Difference Between Pentium-D and Pentium Dual-Core Processor, the link that you showed me is a comparison between Hyper Threading Technology with Dual Core.

PENTIUM -D, and PENTIUM - DUAL-CORE ( If its same, so why in different names?)

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From wiki:

The Pentium D[2] brand refers to two series of dual-core 64-bit x86 processors with the NetBurst microarchitecture:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_D

http://www.intel.com/products/processor/pentium_D/index.htm

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To Norush..
What's difference that has with Pentium-Dual Core, and which one's better?

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As i see it the pentium D uses the dual core technology.
But others say that the Core2 Duo  faster than pentium D.

Well i googled those links for you.
Now ive read them myself im a little confused myself too.

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Here is the Intel comparison for the E2200 Dual Core and a Pentium D 960 (Top end processors in each class)
Notice he cache sizes are different with the dual core having a shared 1MB cache for each core and the Pentium D with 2x2MB caches for each core.
http://compare.intel.com/pcc/showchart.aspx?mmID=890242,880362&familyID=1&culture=en-US
Which is better, I would go for the Pentium D.
 Also the Pentium D supports Intel® Virtualization Technology where the Dual core doesn't
http://www.intel.com/technology/platform-technology/virtualization/

Here is a comparison including the top end Core2Duo which is (if I'm reading your question right) not the type of CPU you're asking about.
http://compare.intel.com/pcc/showchart.aspx?mmID=890642,890242,880362&familyID=1&culture=en-US

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