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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?...zdnet.co.uk/reviews/cpus-desktop/2005/04/05/… –  Moab Apr 21 '11 at 20:24
    
Intel's History says the Pentium D was first. download.intel.com/pressroom/kits/IntelProcessorHistory.pdf –  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
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Don't forget Core Duo (not Core 2), out January 5 2006. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonah_(microprocessor) –  Joel Coehoorn Apr 21 '11 at 21:04
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