[mythtv-users] What is a "dual core processor"?

Ian Clark mrrooster at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 14:50:30 UTC 2008

2008/12/4 Carl Fongheiser <carlfongheiser at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 8:36 AM, Ian Clark <mrrooster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is for the older Pentium Ds that were based on the Pentium 4
>> (netburst) core, the current Pentium Ds are based on a core2 core with
>> reduced cache,  and perform much better.
>> Thanks intel, for making this clear as mud. :)
> The current processors are simply called "Pentium dual-core".  They
> are not, and never have been called Pentium D.  They have model
> numbers like E2xxx.  The old Pentium D's had 3-digit model numbers.
You are of course correct... I take that back, my bad. :)

However, they can often be advertised as the Pentium D, the ones I've
just checked up on are in a section of the website labelled:

Intel(R) Pentium(R) D Dual-Core - Socket 775

So it's still quite confusing. (or it's confused me at least)


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