Intel Unleashes Conroe: X6800 and E6700 ReviewedWed, Jul 12, 2006 - 10:00 PM
Getting To Know Conroe
Built on the innovative Intel Core Duo micro architecture, the 65nm Intel Core 2 Duo desktop processor is set to deliver more performance and better energy efficiency than any other processor that Intel has in their lineup. The Intel Core Microarchitecture brings new features like Intel Wide Dynamic Execution, Intel Smart Memory Access, Intel Advanced Smart Cache and Intel Digital Media Boost to consumers. Since these features are mostly new marketing terms for us, let’s take a closer look at what they mean.
The new Core 2 Duo processors have a number of additional features to support enhanced security, virtualization and 64-bit computing. Energy Efficiency Design changes in the Intel Core 2 Duo processors that improve performance also increase processor energy efficiency by operating at lower frequencies that require less power to run. A new feature, Intel Intelligent Power Capability, optimizes energy usage of the processor cores by turning on computing functions only when needed. These more energy-efficient processors support smaller, more capable, and quieter desktop PCs to conserve critical power resources.
PC users are running multiple, intense software applications simultaneously, increasing demand on hardware resources. In the office, PC usage has changed from data entry and word processing to e-Commerce, online collaboration and an ever-increasing need for continual security and virus protection. In the home, interests have shifted from low-bandwidth photos and Internet surfing to downloading and viewing high definition videos, as well as advanced photo and video editing. The Intel Core2 Duo processor was developed to meet all these demands.
Here is a picture of the Conroe Die up close and personal!
Now that we understand what Conroe is let’s take a look at pricing.