Pentium Dual Core

Pentium is the flagship series of Intel processors. With the launch of Celeron (low priced microprocessor brand) in 1998 the company had planned to discontinue the Pentium series, but such was the demand of the mid-range dual core processors that the Pentium processors were re launched by Intel in 2006 as Pentium Dual Core in order to get back the Pentium trademark back to the market. These processors are based on Core micro architecture, and have a lower internal clock rate and less L2 cache memory. It has two cores which are capable of working parallel using the same memory. In 2009 Intel changed the name of Pentium Dual Core back to Pentium. The Pentium Dual Core brand processors were first used in notebooks in early 2007. The first processors were T2060, T T2080, and T2130. These were based on 32 bit Yonah core. They were very similar to the Core Duo T2050 processor but the only difference was a lower cache memory; 1MB L2 Cache Memory in Pentium dual core while the Core Duo processor had 2 MB L2 Cache Memory. In June 2007 Intel released desktop Pentium Dual-Core branded processors: Pentium E2140 and E2160. This processor was similar to the Core 2 Duo E4300 processor but with the only difference was in the L2 cache, the 2 MB L2 Cache was replaced by 1 MB L2 Cache. The processors are highly overclockable. This step was taken to target the budget market and the Pentium brand was relegated to the economy segment from the mainstream brand. In the last quarter of 2007 Pentium Dual Core processors based on...

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