Could it finally be Intel's day to shine?
For over 6 years now, Intel has put all of its research and money behind its Pentium line of CPU's and until the last 3 yeas, it has been an up and down ride taking on the new CPU giant AMD, who's Athlon series of processors has partly been the bane of Intel's existence.
K7 and K8 architectures was something Intel probably wished never saw the light of day, especially when it came to Pentium 4's somewhat weaker architecture. All of Intel's processors since the Pentium 4 were introduced using the Netburst Micro Architecture. This architecture was designed for speed, raw CPU MHz. Its extremely long pipeline and twin double speed ALU's allowed speeds hitting 3.8GHz and if things continued, maybe more. Only problem is, clock for clock. AMD's K8 architecture managed to destroy the Pentium 4 architecture, and power per watt, AMD's CPU are like an arctic winter compared to the Netburst CPU's especially the Prescott and Presler based units.
Today marks a big change for Intel. It's the first time since the early 90's that its new top market CPU has not carried the Pentium logo - in fact, Pentium branding is now set to die a slow death with the Pentium D to be the last CPU's from Intel to continue production for a few more month, then we will see only new processors based on Intel's latest architecture, named "Core Architecture"
So far Intel has already released one CPU series based on this new architecture. Core Duo and Core Solo for the mobile sectors have already emerged; today we are looking at Core 2 series for the desktop section. In our labs we have Intel's twin Core 2 components, the Core 2 Extreme (X6800) and the Core 2 Duo (E6700).
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Recommended for You
Latest News Posts
- Das Keyboard takes $20 off keyboards, $0 shipping for holiday sales
- Remedy has finished the 'shivering' end scene in Quantum Break
- Razer injects chromatic flavor into Lenovo's new gaming PC lineup
- NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 900 series price drops for the holidays
- Rumor: Sony unlocks PS4's seventh core to boost performance
- NEed help setting bios
- Sharp GX-BT7 2.1-Channel Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review
- D-Link DCS-2630L 1080p Ultra-Wide View IP Wi-Fi Camera Review
- ID-Cooling Frostflow 240L CPU Liquid Cooler Review
- Lexar JumpDrive M20i 32GB OTG iOS Flash Drive Review
- BRAVEN Balance, the Active Lifestyle Bluetooth Speaker Now Available
- COGITO FIT WINS DESIGN FOR ASIA AWARD
- SP/ Silicon Power Announces Flagship CompactFlash Memory Card - Superior CF 1100X Born For Ultimate Performance
- Team Group Announces Neptune Gaming SO-DIMM Memory
- Cooltek Announces the Skall Series ATX Mid-tower Chassis