Asked in
Computer Buying
Intel Core 2
Intel Microprocessors

Which is the better technology between the Intel Core 2 Duo and the Intel Pentium Dual-Core?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
August 07, 2010 1:07PM

They are the exact same technology, so one is not actually "better" than the other. Intel Pentium Dual-Cores use the same architecture as the Intel Core 2 Duo, just with a smaller L2 cache size. This makes the Dual-Core slightly slower in intensive applications than a Core 2 Duo at the same clock speed. A Pentium Dual-Core will still outperform a Core 2 Duo of a lower clock rate.

Pentium D's are older Core 2's renamed to promote newer CPU's.