updated 02:40 am EDT, Fri July 14, 2006
Core 2 Duo Extreme review
Tom's Hardware has posted a review of the Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme "Conroe" chips, comparing the E6300-E6700 and X6800 to an AMD FX-62 as well as an Intel Pentium D 950/850. The Core 2 Extreme defeated the AMD 64s at every task, consuming just over half the energy of AMD' chip at 65W or 75W versus 125W and 95W chips, respectively. Tom's Hardware also tested two Core 2 Extreme chips overclocked to 3.2GHz and 3.4GHz, revealing that the power consumption remained constant at around 75W. Delving into the new features of the Core 2 Duo series, the review concludes that the new chip is a huge step for Intel, and that AMD plans to answer as soon as it can with 65nm chips of its own.
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