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Ten years of Core2Duo

Ten years ago, Conroe Core2Duo was released, superceding the P4 NetBurst architecture. This marked a change from the megahertz chasing era into the trend of more instructions-per-cycle (IPC) and efficiency. It kept the original LGA775 socket, moving pins from the more expensive processor to the less expensive motherboard, as first introduced with the Pentium 4 Northwood or Prescott family, if I’m not mistaken. This processor also marked a huge leap in performance, not seen again until Sandy Bridge.

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