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Difference between the C2D and the pentuim dual cores?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I wasnt into pc building/hardware when the Core 2 series was around, But looking now it seems that many of these processors have Pentium equivalent, That seem to perform identically, Such as the Core 2 duo E4700 and the Pentium e5200. Can someone explain why? 

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IIRC, the Pentium dual-cores had less cache and...well...that was about it. Some of those E-series Pentiums were monstrous overclockers back in the day. Looking at you, E5300 and E5800.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, aisle9 said:

IIRC, the Pentium dual-cores had less cache and...well...that was about it. Some of those E-series Pentiums were monstrous overclockers back in the day. Looking at you, E5300 and E5800.

Were they cheaper? Why even bother releasing the pentuim/Core 2 duo if there practially the same thing? 

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Just now, MrIceCremeLollipop said:

Were they cheaper? Why even bother releasing the pentuim/Core 2 duo if there practially the same thing? 

They were cheaper. The Conroe era is when the Pentium name went from being the best of the best to being regarded as a mid-tier or entry-level CPU.


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5 minutes ago, MrIceCremeLollipop said:

Were they cheaper? Why even bother releasing the pentuim/Core 2 duo if there practially the same thing? 

Market segmentation, Core 2 Quad is the high end, Core 2 Duo is the mainstream, and Pentiums are the budget.

They can call it celeron, but at that time celeron has a bad reputation for being underperformer while Pentium brand name still have values.

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