14 February 2013 by Permi Krishna
Processors operating as Cores are improvised versions of entry-level Celeron and Pentium and are much more powerful. For server and workstations however, an even more effective processor called the Xeon is available. The Intel cores in use today are the Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 and earlier models such as Intel Core 2 Solo, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad, and Intel Core 2 Extreme lines.
A Core duo processor comprises two cores on a single die, with a 2MB L2 cache shared by both the cores along with an arbiter bus to control the L2 cache and the FSB access.