Originally Posted by celegorm
In terms of what is better, the Pentium Dual Core is basicaly the cheap version of a Core 2 Duo like the Celeron was the cheap version of the Pentium 4
It isn't a cheapened version of the Core 2 Duo.
The Pentium D was originally manufactured with the NetBurst microarchitecture, and was the first dual core ever released by Intel.
The Core 2 Duo is based off of the Core microarchitecture. They're two completely different processors.
That's neither here nor there, since the Pentium D was succeeded by the Core 2 Duo.