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What is the difference between T5450 and T2330 processors?

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February 21, 2008 8:52PM

The Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330 is a low-end dual core processor for laptops/notebooks. "Pentium Dual Core" processors closely resemble Intel Core Duo processors, except they have only 1 MB of L2 Cache instead of 2 MB. The Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 is also a dual core processor for laptops, but it uses Intel's newer 64-bit "Core 2" architecture. A dual core processor allows simultaneous, parallel program execution - for example, running a filter in Photoshop while ripping an MP3: each process would be executed on a separate "core". It's like having 2 cpu's on one chip. The Pentium Dual Core T2330 runs at 1.6 GHz, has 1 MB of L2 Cache and a Front Side Bus (FSB) speed of 533 MHz. The Core 2 Duo T5450 runs at 1.66 GHz, has 2 MB of L2 Cache and a FSB speed of 667 MHz. The T5450 could be expected to run 25% faster than the T2330 due to its improved Core 2 Duo architecture, larger L2 Cache, slightly higher clock speed and faster FSB.