What is the difference between an Intel core duo and an Intel core 2 duo?

by on February 2, 2009

Q: What is the difference between an Intel core duo and an Intel core 2 duo?

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2 Responses to “What is the difference between an Intel core duo and an Intel core 2 duo?”
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    The Intel Core Duo is specific to laptops, the Intel Core 2 Duo has versions that have been manufactured for both laptops and desktop PCs.

     
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    Core Duo is old technology and can only run 32-bit programs. On the other hand, Core 2 Duo is current technology and can run both 32-bit and 64-bit programs.

    PS: Some desktops were actually manufactured with Core Duo processors — for example, Mac Minis from Late 2006.