Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor The heart of faster, more efficient PCs
Desktop PCs with the Intel® Core™2 processor family deliver faster performance, greater energy efficiency, and more responsive multitasking, so your company can be more productive.
Combining mainstream processing speeds with power-saving features, desktop PCs with the Intel Core 2 processor family let you get more done in less time, reducing energy costs by an average of 50 percent.¹
Features and benefits
With an Intel® Core™2 Duo processor you will get performance-rich technologies, including up to 6MB of shared L2 cache, up to 1333 MHz Front Side Bus, plus these additional Intel® technologies built in:
Intel® multi-core processing provides greater multitasking performance by combining two independent processor cores in one physical package¹
Intel® Wide Dynamic Execution improves execution time and energy efficiency with more instructions per clock cycle
Intel® Intelligent Power Capability enables smarter, more energy-efficient performance
Intel® Smart Memory Access improves system performance by optimizing the use of the available data bandwidth
Intel® Advanced Smart Cache enables higher performance and more efficient cache subsystem by optimizing for multi-core processors
Intel® Advanced Digital Media Boost accelerates a broad range of applications including video, speech and image, photo processing, encryption, financial, engineering, and scientific applications
Multitask with ease and be more productive than ever with Intel® Core™ microarchitecture.
¹ Energy-Efficient Performance measures CPU performance and the total system-level energy use, measured at the AC outlet in watts, while running SYSmark* 2007 Preview. The desktop data compares the Intel® Core™2 Duo E8500 processor-based desktops to theoretical installed base of Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 630-based desktop with comparable frequency. The notebook data compares the Intel® Centrino® 2 P8600 processor-based notebook to theoretical installed base using an Intel® Core™ Duo T2700 processor-based notebook with comparable frequency Visit http://intelcapabilitiesforum.net/eep/ for EEP . Desktop system configurations- Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8500 (6M Cache, 3.16 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) on a DQ45CB Intel® Q45 Express Chipset Dual channel DS Micron 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2-800 5-5-5-18 with Intel GMA 4500 + Seagate* 320GB NCQ SATA2 (BIOS: 0059 Graphics: 126.96.36.1991).Pentium® 4 Processor 630 supporting HT Technology (2M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) on Intel® Desktop Board D945GCL, Dual-channel DS Micron 1GB (2x512MB) DDR2-667 5-5-5-15 with Integrated 945G + Seagate* 320GB NCQ SATA2 (INF: 188.8.131.526, Graphics: 184.108.40.2067. Mobile System Configurations - Intel® Core� 2 Duo Processor P8600 (3M Cache, 2.40GHz,1066 MHz FSB), on Lenovo* T400 with Intel® GM45 Express Chipset Dual channel Elpida* 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2-800 5-5-5-12 with Intel GMA 4500MHD + Hitachi* 200GB SATA (BIOS: Lenovo 7UET45WW, INF: 8.0.7, Graphics: 7.15.0010.1502). Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2700 (2M Cache, 2.33GHz, 667 MHz FSB) on Lenovo T60 with Intel® 945GM Express Chipset, Dual-channel Micron* 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2-667 5-5-5-12, with Integrated GMA950 + Hitachi* 100GB SATA (BIOS: Lenovo 79ETE1WW, INF: 220.127.116.110, Graphics: 7.14.0010.1329)
² ENERGY STAR* denotes a system level energy specification, defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, that relies upon all of the system's components, including processor, chipset, power supply, HDD, graphics controller and memory to meet the specification. For more information, see www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction= find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=CO.
Δ Intel® processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See www.intel.com/products/processor_number/ for details.