Intel Core 2

The Intel Core 2 is a line of 64-bit microprocessors from Intel first released in 2006. They are available in single, dual and quad-core editions. The Intel Pentium Dual-Core processors (with the exception of the T2060, T2080, and T2130 models) are also part of this line.

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What is the difference between AMD and Intel processors?

Here are some very simple things that are different between them:

  • INTEL processors: Intel was the first major brand for desktop CPUs, they survived a lot of competitors. The CPUs they manufacture are always a bit more expensive than AMDs. Because of their market shares, Intel was able to force some "gadgets" onto the market. Until 2002, all CPUs were classified by the speed (for example 2GHz - so 2000MHz). Intel lost some influence on the desktops CPU market because of AMDs techniques - they used not only pure speed but a more specific command kernel. By that the CPUs (i.E. AMD Athlon XP) were slower, but provided the same results as a faster Intel CPU (remember? AMD at 1.666GHz was the same as a INTEL on 1,8GHz). Intel provides most of the "normal" server CPUs today. Private users often choose AMDs for their machines to save costs. Intel supports the classification by the pure speed of a CPU no more. The introduced new numbers for the CPUs which represent the speed, the advanced features, the cache etc. for a certain CPU (and the best for them: you cannot compare them to AMD any longer as easily as it was before ...)
  • AMD: AMD concentrated on the PC and consumer market and cut the costs for their CPUs in order to be more competitive. Nowadays the AMD CPUs are hotter than Intel CPUs, therefore you will need a better cooling and your system will be a bit louder. AMD provides a dual core CPU for PCs longer than Intel and I guess they have more experience with these features.

For gaming systems it is more a question of taste and money than a real difference. Both platforms have their advantages:

  • You cannot do anything wrong, as long as you try to get a CPU with a big cache (1mb at least! - so NO CELERON or SEMPRON) and the rest is a question of RAM and the used video card.
  • Both chips are very similar, but due to marketing, they seem very very different from each other. The primary "marketing" difference is the way they claim their speeds.
  • The Intel chipsets (Pentium, celeron) use MHz as a speed factor. IE "This Pentium 4 chip runs at 3000 MHz" (IE a Pentium 4 3.0).
  • The AMD chipsets do not use a MegaHertz rating for speed because they believe doing so would make their chips seem slower than their Intel counterparts. This is due to the difference in instruction set handling that AMD uses, and is too technical to really get into here. Instead you may see an AthlonXP 1600, etc. Apply the following formula to determine the "Pentium" equivalent MHz speed. MHz = (XP rating/1.5) + (500/1.5) For example, with an Athlon 1600, the math would break down like this: MHz = (1600/1.5) + (500/1.5) MHz = (1066.66) + (333.33) MHz = 1399.99 Which would be equivalent to the last incarnation of the Pentium 3 (at 1400 MHz).
  • Because Intel has enjoyed longer commercial success than AMD, you can typically find comparable AMD chips for half the cost. This has to do with brand loyalty and advertising costs as well as the types of memory used in both chips. Intel uses more expensive RDR RAM while the AMD chips use DDR RAM. That said, the RDR RAM is faster (533 MHz versus the 333 MHz of the DDR RAM) and helps to soften the blow of the cost of the chips to the consumer.

Another user said:

  • The main difference between AMD and Intel processors are that AMD processors have a 10 step execution process which doesn't allow as fast of a clock but AMD's counter that by being able to do more operations per clock cycle. Intels on the other hand have a 20 step execution process which allows much higher clock speeds but they have fewer operations per clock. That's why a 2.08 Ghz AMD barton can perform at levels like a 2.8 GHz Pentium 4. Another difference between the processors are the sockets they use. AMD's generally use Socket A (462 pins) while Intel generally uses Socket 478 (478 pins). Other differences include supported chip sets, AMD motherboards generally use SIS, VIA, or N force chip sets while Intel motherboards use Intel, SIS, and most recently ATI chip sets. AMD is a favorite for over clockers because with minor modifications the FSB multiplier can be unlocked while Intel multipliers cannot be unlocked (Not to say that AMD is used exclusively by over clockers, because it is not, but this ability to be unlocked is a plus). Also as of now Intel processors have the largest L3 cache at 2mb while the largest for AMD is 1mb.

Intel processors have a more diverse library of CPUs than AMD, and have higher-end models too, they also have "hyperthreading" which theoretically doubles the amount of cores in your CPU.

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Is 2.20 ghz better than 2.4 ghz?

No.

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What is the difference between hyper-threading multi-threading and super-threading in computer processors?

Hyper-threading is using one processor but logically dividing it into two so that it gives the user the benefit of two processors with only using the resources equivalent to almost one. This is achieved by sharing, partitioning and duplicating the various resources almost into two processors. Used by the latest Pentium processors, which are HT enabled, in layman's terms, it allows you to use more than two applications at the same time without slowing down processing speed.

Multi-threading is when various processes are time sliced such that it gives the user the impression that all the programs are being run at the same time. This is what happens on your computer regularly.

Super-threading allows threads from different processes to be executed at the same time unlike Multi-threading where every process has a time slot during which, thread from only one process will be executed. But every time, if for example, there are four instructions issued to the processor. They will all be from the same process. Hyper-threading takes it a step further. It allows threads from different processes to be issued at the same time, in turn, utilizing the waste cycles of the processor. You can go to any Intel site for further info on this.

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Super-threading is a multithreading approach that weaves together the execution of different threads on a single processor without truly executing them at the same time. This qualifies it as time-sliced or temporal multithreading rather than simultaneous multithreading. It is motivated by the observation that the processor is occasionally left idle while executing an instruction from one thread. Super-threading seeks to make use of unused processor cycles by applying them to the execution of an instruction from another thread.

Multithreading computers have hardware support to efficiently execute multiple threads. These are distinguished from multiprocessing systems (such as multi-core systems) in that the threads have to share the resources of single core: the computing units, the CPU caches and the translation lookaside buffer (TLB). Where multiprocessing systems include multiple complete processing units, multithreading aims to increase utilization of a single core by leveraging thread-level as well as instruction-level parallelism. As the two techniques are complementary, they are sometimes combined in systems with multiple multithreading CPUs and in CPUs with multiple multithreading cores.

Hyper-threading is Intel's trademarked term for its simultaneous multithreading implementation in their Pentium 4, Atom, Core i7, and certain Xeon CPUs. Hyper-threading (officially termed Hyper-Threading Technology or HTT) is an Intel-proprietary technology used to improve parallelization of computations (doing multiple tasks at once) performed on PC microprocessors. A processor with hyper-threading enabled is treated by the operating system as two processors instead of one. This means that only one processor is physically present but the operating system sees two virtual processors, and shares the workload between them. Hyper-threading requires both operating system and CPU support for efficient usage; conventional multiprocessor support is not enough, and may actually decrease performance if the Operating System is not sufficiently aware of the distinction between a physical core and a HTT-enabled core. For example, Intel does not recommend that hyper-threading be enabled under Windows 2000, even though the operating system supports multiple CPUs (but is not HTT-aware).

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What does dual-core and quad core mean?

A multi-core processor is composed of two or more independent cores. One can describe it as an integrated circuit which has two or more individual processors (called cores in this sense).[1] Manufacturers typically integrate the cores onto a singleintegrated circuit die (known as a chip multiprocessor or CMP), or onto multiple dies in a single chip package.

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What is the worst processor Intel makes?

Celeron!

rewrite more depth-its actually, to be specific one of the celeron range with 1/1 core/threads and one with a 1mb or less than this cache for instance my laptop is proof. it has a intel celeron 900 with 1 core and 1 thread and also 1 mb of cache which means it can store and process very little data due to its pathetic 1mb cache and with its 1 core it can even distribute these processes over multiple cores and therefore can also only send through and utilize one thread meaning basicly 1 mb of data every like millisecond being processed which in turn means it loads something simple like an internet browser in about 5 minutes and take even longer to open word or something of other use. as for games i tried to run minecraft and it crashed on the lowest setting you could put the game on and even has crashed using google and the fan kicks in because the CPU tries to turbo boost and use a lot of power when i bring up the windows menu therefore rendering it useless no matter how much ram or hard rive space or anything it is rendered useless and your average mobile of today has a better processor. hope this helped.

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What is difference between P3 and P4?

There was a P6, which was a wooden vessel and with a different function than the P4.

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How much ram can a core 2 duo use?

3 GB of ram can use for core 2 duo

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What is the data bus size in Intel core i7?

64 bits

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Which is better Intel or AMD?

Intel CPU's are generally regarded as better processors these days. The new Intel i7 CPUs are much faster then any of AMD's offerings.

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Will gta 4 run on Intel you core i3?

Yes,but in low settings,if you want better settings you need a core2 quad q8400 or better.For maximum settings you need a core i7 and a gtx 260 or Ati 4870 graphic card,plus 4 gb of ram.

Frankly, most modern games are GPU (graphics-card) bound more than CPU-bound. A Core i3 will easily run GTA 4 in all but the highest resolutions (1900x1200 or higher) provided it has a good graphics card - generally at least an nVidia GTX 460 or Radeon 6850. You will need sufficient RAM (2GB minimum if you run nothing else).

The sad fact of the current state-of-the-art games is that they are poorly designed (from a software standpoint). Very few scale well with added cores (most barely use two cores well), and are notoriously poorly multi-threaded. Very, very few games really can make use of a Quad-core system - in fact, most games which "recommend" a quad-core system do so not for the game, but so that the game can have two cores to itself, and the additional cores run system or other apps. Now that most GPUs include physics modeling support, the vast majority of work in a modern PC game is done on the GPU, with the CPU generally being much less loaded (often, doing "housekeeping" functions and audio, and little else).

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Is Intel Pentium P6200 processor good enough for Photoshop CS5?

No, or at least not if you want Photoshop to run in a stable manner. Upgrade your computer, or use something like Paint.net (getpaint.net) or pixlr (pixlr.com). Another factor to take into account when deciding if you can run Photoshop is RAM, or Random Access memory. You'll need about 2 GB of this.

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Is 3.10 Ghz better than 2.90 Ghz in a processor?

Absolutely, the more GHz the processor has the better it can respond and run stuff.

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What is the difference between core-2 due and quad?

Core 2 Duo or Dual CoreThe Core 2 Duo is Intel's second generation (Hence, Core 2) processor made for desktops and laptops designed from the ground up to be fast while not consuming nearly as much power as previous CPUs, Dual core is simply a generic term referring to any processor package with two physical CPUs in one.

Dual Core is better because it has 2 processors. The more the better. (Dell has a Quad Core, 4, processor computer and Mac has a Dual Quad Core processor, yes 8 processors). The main difference is that core duo is 32-bit processor, where as Core 2 Duo is 64-it processor, also for Core 2 Duo, the cache memory is 4MB compared to 2MB of Core Duo.

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Samkad -

Lets try to make it clear -

Dual core and Core2 Duo both use 2 cores to process instructions..... good.... ok... but what's the difference then...

Well... the main difference is in the cache memory they use.....

The Dual Core processors use single cache shared between the 2 cores... plus, the size of this cache memory is usually less as compared to Core2 Duo ones (typically in size of 128 KB to around 512 Kb or 1 MB)......

On the other side Core 2 Duo processors also use 2 cores but they have dedicated cache memory assigned to each of the core. so in effect there are two cache memories (note - in case if you don't know what exactly cache memory is - its a static memory - Static RAM - which is costly - and charged per KB size - because they are embedded into your processors.... and your processor stores instruction set into these cores and also info of frequently accessed memory locations so that it doesn't need to go to your main memory - RAM - on motherboard - every time and search indexes to get these locations. The result is - your access time is greatly reduced.. ok.. enough of info... lets get back to main topic)... so, the more cache your processor has got, the more costly will it be and more info can it store and faster will it become.... coming back to Core 2 Duo processors.... the cache size is typically 1 MB to up to 4 / 6 / 8 /12 Mb of size. so if a core 2 duo processor config states 4 Mb of cache, then effectively your 2 cores will use 2 Mb each... now you can make out the difference in speed between a dual core using 512 cache and a Core 2 Duo using 4 Mb of cache... and the same reason why core 2 duo processors are costly and more faster (about 40 %) than the dual core ones...

Finally... to summarize, dual core procs (less cache size and that too shared cache between two cores) are strip in version of Core 2 Duo procs (more cache size and independent cache between each of the two cores), which make Core 2 Duo procs costlier and faster than Dual Core procs... so the winner is Core 2 Duo (and its comes with a price...)

hope everyone is clear now....

lets make it simple............

cheers,

Samkad

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Is i3 processor is good for gaming?

I7 hardcore gaming

I5 semi-hardcore (casual) gaming

I3 entry level gaming

The I3 is a great processor but to run the latest games at medium to high i would recommend at least a I5 and a powerful graphics card.

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Why did the competitors of the Intel Pentium II choose to stay with Socket 7 rather than use Slot 1 for their competing processors?

The other competitors were focused mainly on the lower-end market, where existing motherboards could be upgraded and existing stock could be used to make new, cheap products. Contrary to popular belief, it had nothing to do with patents, as AMD later used the same slot connector for Slot A, just rotated 180 degrees. There were also third-party chipsets for the Pentium II and later, so motherboards could easily have been created that supported both Intel processors and it's competitors.

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What's the best processor?

It depends on what you want to do. For the most part Intel is overall a better processor. Currently Intel Core i7-5960X is a best and fastest processor out there for the money.

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Is an Intel core 2 duo E8400 32-bit or 64-bit?

Well, it supports 64-bit instructions, that means you can use it with 64-bit Operating System and install more then 4 gigabyte memory. Basically with nowadays technologies not many applications support 64 bits, so the only advantage is that the OS can see and use more than 4 gigs of RAM. In contrary if install on 32 bits system 4Gigabytes of RAM, it can use only 4Gig minus 640 Mbytes so it sees arround 3.28 Gigabytes. It used mostly on servers.

As a matter of fact all Core(r)Duo(r) CPU support 64 bits.

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How do you connect multiple monitors to a CPU and vice versa?

Attaching Multiple Monitors to a Single CPUGood news- attaching multiple monitors to a single CPU is fairly simple in newer operating systems!

What you'll need is either a second video card, or a special video card with special equipment that supports multiple monitors. Since the special video card is non-standard equipment and is intended more for business settings, I recommend you go with a second video card.

Remember - unless you have a really special motherboard, you're only going to have one AGP slot, and your current card is probably already in it - however, your setup will vary. If you already have a card in your AGP slot, or if your video port is directly off of your motherboard, you'll probably need to get a PCI card. These generally are cheaper, but cannot handle the same extreme graphics that AGP or PCIExpress cards handle.

Anyway, once you install the second video card, Windows will automatically set it up for you. To change this setup, you would need to go into Display properties, and then the 'Settings' tab. You can opt to have the second monitor mirror the first one, or extend your desktop onto the second one - in essence, having two monitors' worth of desktop space!

Gaming support differs by manufacturer, and the "horsepower" of your cards.

2Since your going to have to buy a new video card anyway, you should just get an AGP card that supports two screens, which many do today. the card will most likely have a analog and a digital connection, but most cards come with adapters. Connecting Two CPUs to a Single MonitorSeveral manufacturers provide an "A-B" switch that allows you to switch the monitor, keyboard and mouse between two computers. I believe Black Box is one such manufacturer. 2I've seen a lot of "routers" for hardware. I've seen these made by specialist companies and even Linksys itself. You plug the equipment into the router, then plug cords from the router into the computer. The Linksys model I've seen switches by hitting the Scroll Lock key twice in succession.
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What is core banking?

Answer

Core Banking is a general term used to describe the services provided by a group of networked bank branches. Bank Customers may access their funds and other simple transactions from any of the menber branch offices at REAL TIME.

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Is Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250 at 1.5 GHz a decent processor?

see the web site for comparison

http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number/chart/core2duo.htm

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Why can't you read your old ME hard drive slave from an XP master?

You cant read the old files because ME and XP are two different operating systems. An operating system is the system a computer uses to read and receive information. With out and operating system you wouldn't even be able to turn on your computer. The best thing you can do is to see if you can convert your data. A computer service center might be able to help you. In the future I suggest you pick and operating system that will be around for a while. Like XP yes they now have Vista but XP was the lastest version for almost seven years.

AnswerThink about it?

Windows ME .vs Windows XP

First thing...

1. Two totally different OS's 2. The .dll's are no were need the same 3. XP is a true OS, unlike ME which is nothing but a enhancement to Windows 98

The only way your ME drive is going to work as a slave to a OS is if you use Windows 98, I cannot see it working with Windows XP at all.

AnswerPut the windows ME drive in a hard drive enclosure, which turns it into a USB external drive.

Then you can read any file that is on the drive.

You can get them at www.newegg.com real reasonable.

keyword "sabrent"

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Who invented the first dual core processor?

Otacon

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What does i3 in core i3 stands for?

In Intel's Core I line of processors, the I stands for Itanium, the core from which all of the processors in the Core I series were derived (albeit changed slightly). The numbers, 3, 5, and 7, are simply ways of measuring relative performance. An i7 will be better than an i5, and an i5 will be better than an i3, with few exceptions.

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Can any power supply be used on a Pentium 4 processor?

Yes, almost every PSU has enough power to supply a P4 CPU. It depends on the total load, not only on the CPU.

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Is the processor celeron 450 any good?

On the net, it seems there is no Celeron 450 model, but there is a Celeron M 450 which clocks at 2GHz which is used in Laptops or Shuttle PC's.

The CPU is quite cheap compared to Pentium 4 and Core 2 Models but it handles day to day tasks very well. So if it is for business or office use then it would be ideal.

However, if you are looking towards video editing or mainstream gaming, then you should avoid it.

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