Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Unleashes Conroe: X6800 and E6700 Reviewed
|Product:||Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 and E6700 Processors|
|Date:||Wed, Jul 12, 2006 - 10:00 PM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Five Intel Conroe parts will ship initially: the E6300, E6400, E6600, E6700, and X6800. All of these parts follow Intel's new processor numbering scheme, introduced when the Core Duo mobile processor family arrived earlier this year. The five dual-core Conroe processors are clocked at 1.86, 2.13, 2.40, 2.67GHz and 2.93GHz, respectively, run on a 1066MHz front side bus and contain either 2MB or 4MB of cache shared between the two cores.
The 'E' in the naming scheme indicates a power envelope of 50W or more (just like the mobile Core Duo's 'T', indicating a maximum power consumption of 24-49W). The 'X' in the naming scheme stands for the processor being the top of the line Extreme Edition model. Unlike the mobile Core Duo and Core Solo, the desktop chips have naming scheme distinction between the number of cores. The number of cores in the Core T2300 and Core T1300 is indicated by first number after the 'T' - that's not the case with Conroe, though 'Merom', its mobile counterpart, will make such a distinction. This will make more sense if and when Intel will launch the rumored part called Core E4200, which might be a single-core Conroe-based part clocked at 1.6GHz and supporting an 800MHz FSB.
Intel has priced their Conroe Processors right where we are used to seeing their prices start at so if you can handle the old Pentium D prices then this chart will not be a shocker to anyone.
July 23rd Price
Now that we know what the upcoming prices will be let's take a look at our test system.
Next Page - The Test System
Page 1 - Let Me Introduce The New King Of The Hill: Conroe
Page 2 - Getting To Know Conroe
Page 3 - Conroe Pricing
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - World Bench 5 Testing
Page 6 - WorldBench 5 Continued
Page 7 - WorldBench 5 Continued Again
Page 8 - Sisoft; Sandra 2007
Page 9 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 13a
Page 10 - Super Pi and ScienceMark 2.0
Page 11 - CineBench 2003
Page 12 - Futuremark 3DMark06
Page 13 - Comanche 4 and Quake 4
Page 14 - F.E.A.R. and Far Cry
Page 15 - Power Consumption
Page 16 - Overclocking Conroe
Page 17 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions