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Monday, September 11, 2006

iMac Core Duo and Core 2 Duo Comparison

Interesting comparison of the Core Duo and Core 2 Duo processors. I was curious how they compared:
Apple updated the iMacs last week; among other improvements, Apple moved the iMac from the Core Duo to the Core 2 Duo. We’ve received some Geekbench results for the new iMacs, so I thought I’d take a quick look and see how the new Core 2 Duo iMac compares to the old Core Duo iMac when it comes to performance.

The Core 2 Duo is 10% faster than the Core Duo. Plus, the Core 2 Duo can run 32- and 64-bit programs, while the Core Duo can only run 32-bit programs.

If you’ve already got an Intel-based Mac, upgrading to a Core 2 Duo doesn’t make a lot of sense (unless you need to run 64-bit programs). If you’re upgrading from any other iMac, the Core 2 Duo iMac shouldn’t disappoint when it comes to raw performance.
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