6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2010 2:29 PM by

    pent dual vs. core 2 duo

      Hi,

      I'm buying a new laptop and have the choice of the pentium dual t4200 processor or to pay $100 more for the core 2 duo t600.  What's the difference in these two options?  Is it worth the extra money?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Sarah

        • 1. Re: pent dual vs. core 2 duo
          Javed Lodhi

          Hi Sarah,

          I'd recommend you definitely go with Core2Duo option. That is because T4200 comes with 1MB non-shared cache while T6600 is faster in terms of frequency and comes with 2MB/core cache that is 4MB of total cache after being shared. In layman's term, Core2Duo will perform better and faster and would also support vPro technology. For a comparison between the two, please follow the URL below:

          http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=37255,37251,

           

          Hope this helps, for any further questions, feel free to contact us.

          Thank you and have a great day!

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          Javed Lodhi

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          • 2. Re: pent dual vs. core 2 duo
            Javed Lodhi

            Hi Sarah,

            I believe I had replied to it earlier stating the difference between the two processors. In case you didn't get that previously, I would suggest that you go for T6600 (Core2Duo) because of it's shared cache capability making it superior in performance than T4200.

             

            Thank you and have a great day!

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            Warm Regards,

            Javed Lodhi

            Intel Go Green, Save The Environment!

            • 3. Re: pent dual vs. core 2 duo

              I would like to recommend you to buy intel core 2 duo because it supports 32 bit and also 64 bit version of windows while intel dual core supports only 32 bit version of windows.

              • 4. Re: pent dual vs. core 2 duo
                Javed Lodhi

                Hi Sarah,

                First of all after comparing the two processors, I would definitely suggest that you opt for T6600 because of the following reasons:

                T6600 is not only more powerful in terms of frequency but it also comes with a 2MB shared L2 Cache (Shared Cache means 2 x 2MB where 2MB is for one core) which makes it faster and better CPU in terms of processing than T4200 which comes wiht 1MB L2 non-shared Cache.

                Moreover, T6600 operates at a lesser temperature.

                 

                Now, I am posting the comparison between the two processors i.e. T4200 and T6600 for you to see and decide:

                 

                NameIntel® Pentium® Processor T4200 (1M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6600 (2M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
                StatusLaunchedLaunched
                Launch DateQ1'09Q1'09
                Processor NumberT4200T6600
                # of Cores22
                Clock Speed2 GHz2.2 GHz
                Cache1 MB L2 Cache2 MB L2 Cache
                Bus TypeFSBFSB
                System Bus800 MHz800 MHz
                FSB ParityNoNo
                Instruction Set64-bit64-bit
                EmbeddedNoNo
                Supplemental SKUYesYes
                Lithography45 nm45 nm
                Max TDP35 W35 W
                VID Voltage Range1.00V-1.250V
                Package Specifications
                Thermal Specification105C90C
                Package Size35mm35 mm x 35 mm
                Die Size107 mm2107 mm2
                # of Transistors410 million410 million
                Sockets SupportedPGA478PGA478
                Halogen Free Options AvailableYesYes
                Advanced Technologies
                Intel® Virtualization TechnologyNoNo
                Execute Disable BitYesYes
                Enhanced Intel® Speedstep TechnologyYesYes
                Intel® 64YesYes
                Intel® Demand Based SwitchingNoNo
                Intel® Turbo Boost TechnologyNoNo
                Intel® Hyper-Threading TechnologyNoNo
                Intel® Trusted Execution TechnologyNoNo

                 

                 

                In case of any further confusion, feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help you.

                Thank you and have a nice day!

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                Warm Regards,

                Javed Lodhi

                Intel Go Green, Save The Environment!

                • 5. Re: pent dual vs. core 2 duo

                  Hey Javed!!

                  Cn u tell me wat is da difference bw core2duo and pentium dual core(Technology wise). And i wana knw da concept of shared and nonshared memory too.

                  • 6. Re: pent dual vs. core 2 duo

                    What if both laptops are Intel Core 2 Duo Processors?  What would be the difference between a T4200 and the T6600?

                     

                    Thanks,

                    Larry