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Was the Intel Core 2 the first Intel CPU to have multiple CPU cores?

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No the Pentium Dual cores were, more specifically the Pentium D series processors. The Intel Processor comparison utility show that the Intel® Pentium® D Processor 805 was released Q1 2005 and it was the first true Dual core consumer CPU released by intel (There were P4's that included hyper-threading). The first Core2 I could find was the Core™2 Duo Processor E4300 which released in Q3 2006.

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I wonder why this article says different? Maybe the 805 was delayed in shipment?… – Moab Apr 21 '11 at 20:24
Intel's History says the Pentium D was first. – uSlackr Apr 21 '11 at 20:51
@Moab: Because the media tend to be better reporters than researchers. =D – Randolf Richardson Apr 21 '11 at 20:53
Agree, they wanted to show off the flagship extreme edition rather than the lowly 805. – Moab Apr 21 '11 at 20:59
Don't forget Core Duo (not Core 2), out January 5 2006. – Joel Coehoorn Apr 21 '11 at 21:04

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