0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2009 1:32 PM by tonyyates

    Duplicate Processor Part Numbers


      I have been using the main processor website to check out accurate details on processors.  Computer vendors use the simple ID e.g. E6300 but rarely provide capabilities.  However I have come up on two different problems.


      First that some processors have significant variants - e.g E5300 with virtualisation and E5300 without - meaning I cannot buy an E5300 unless the supplier guarantees that facility.


      Second that for the E6300 above there are two distinct chips, one a Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz and the other a Pentium 2.8GHz sharing the number.  Now they do not even have similar performance!


      Now Intel changed from the old system of a part number and options to a system where it appeared that a part had a unique number.  So why are the numbers not unique?