5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2013 2:07 AM by Gilles Rubens Badouet RSS

Dual Core vs. I3

Currently Being Moderated

What is the difference between dual core and i3 processors?  Also, is there much of a cost difference vs. performance?

  • 1. Re: Dual Core vs. I3
    jimmywai Community Member
    Currently Being Moderated

    Hi Jenny!

     

    Dual-core means a processor is combining two independent processing cores into a single processor package. That means the processor can perform 2 tasks at the same time. All Intel(r) Core(tm) i3 processors are dual-core. To find out more information about their features, you can check out http://ark.intel.com. Hope this helps!

  • 2. Re: Dual Core vs. I3
    Currently Being Moderated

    Is there much performance difference between the i3 and Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.2GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache)

  • 3. Re: Dual Core vs. I3
    Currently Being Moderated

    Hi,

     

    You said Dual-core means a processor is combining two independent processing cores into a single processor package. That means the processor can perform 2 tasks at the same time. clear

     

    You also said All Intel(r) Core(tm) i3 processors are dual-core. But I have an intel core i3, when I type windows dxdiag cmd , i can see in my features:core i3,2.3GHz (4CPUs) , why 4 CPUs?

     

    Rgds

  • 4. Re: Dual Core vs. I3
    Currently Being Moderated

    Yes. That means the processor can perform 2 tasks at the same time.

    //Mette Hansen

  • 5. Re: Dual Core vs. I3
    Currently Being Moderated

    for i3 OS shows 4 CPUs ....
    2 core and 2 threading (4) , Only OS shows 4 cores , but actually its 2 core and 2 threading.

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...