New Processors from Intel: Core 2 Duo No More Pentium

For years the reigning champ of the processor world has been the line of Intel Processes – these have been for business (mobile, server, desktop) and for consumers. However, as you go into your retail store and shop online you’ll start to see (fi you have not already) an entirely new line of processes from Intel – Core 2 Duo and Extreme.
GeekZone has written a lot about this here.
They write “The Core 2 Duo processors are simply the best processors in the world,” said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel. “Not since Intel introduced the Pentium processor has the industry seen the heart of the computer reinvented like this. The Core 2 Duo desktop processor is an energy-efficient marvel, packing 291 million transistors yet consuming 40 per cent lower power, while delivering the performance needed for the applications of today and tomorrow.”
According to Intel, the Intel Core 2 Duo processors are built in several of the world’s most advanced, high-volume output manufacturing facilities using Intel’s 65-nanometre silicon process technology. The desktop PC version of the processors also provide up to a 40 per cent increase in performance and are more than 40 per cent more energy efficient versus Intel’s previous best processor.
The Intel Core 2 Duo processor family consists of five desktop PC processors tailored for business, home and enthusiast users, such as high-end gamers, and five mobile PC processors designed to fit the needs of a mobile lifestyle. Intel Core 2 Duo processor-based workstations will also deliver industry leading performance for such areas as design, content creation and technical computing.

Read more about this from Wired.


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