Processors - Dual core / core 2 duo / Pentium T4300 - Difference?

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Can someone explain what the difference is please?

Dual core / core 2 duo / core duo / Pentium T4300 /pentium d
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If you want to know about intel processors, go to intel's web site:

http://ark.intel.com/
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Differences.

Dual core means a system with two CPUs in it, whether it is one or two physical CPUs.

I have one computer with two CPU chips in it. It is a dual core system. I have another systm with one CPU chip that has two CPU cores inside that one physical chip. It is also a dual core system.


Core2Duo is a family of dual core single physical chips from Intel.
Details are covered in here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2 

The Pentium T4300 is a cual core single physical chip from Intel.
Details are covered in here:
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37253 

To recap:

Dual core is a type of system architecture based on having two CPUs.

Core2Duo is a family of dual core chips from Intel.

The Pentium T4300 is one specific chip from Intel that has two CPU cores inside the chip.

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So Core2Duo is a family of dualcore processors. And Pentium t4300 is not part of this family, but is a dual core processor?
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correct, the Pentium 4300 is a dual core processor but is not in the Core2 class. The Pentium is basically this generations Celeron processor with lower clock speed and memory cache, lower price as well.

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