Core Duo 6300 Question

Core Duo 6300 Question

Post by Ed. » Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:12:27

I have a quick question. I have been speaking to a computer store
technician re new systems for our wokplace, and am interested in the E6300
intel. He tells me that the 6300 and 6400 at the lower end are actually
SINGLE core. Is this correct? He assures me, yet I can't find anything
online that indicates that they are anything by dual core. He also
recommends the intel D945 over the E6300 for performance. Any thoughts?
This guy is usually quite cluey but this confuses me.


Core Duo 6300 Question

Post by Brownz » Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:27:41

All the Core 2 Duo processors are Dual Core.
The 945 is a 3.40 Dual Core Pentium-D.

You can compare specs here : ,883951&familyID=1&culture=en-US

But you need to do a bit of trawling the usual technology websites to see a
performance comparison.
There is a little info here :

Cheerz - Brownz


Core Duo 6300 Question

Post by Yousuf Kha » Wed, 16 Aug 2006 22:59:59

No, he's wrong, if it's called Core 2 "Duo" then it's dual-core.
Otherwise it would be called Core 2 Solo. What he didn't realize is that
the E6300 has a 2MB cache vs. higher end Core 2 Duos with 4MB of cache.
That's what the difference is, not dual- vs. single-cores.

Yousuf Khan

There is no failure, only delayed success

Core Duo 6300 Question

Post by Dave » Thu, 17 Aug 2006 08:03:11

He is either grossly misinformed, or LYING. You are correct.



Core Duo 6300 Question

Post by nospa » Thu, 17 Aug 2006 14:58:13

....and perhaps he wants to offload old stock! :(