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Intel Core 2 Duo "Conroe" Is Here!!!

| Posted: Jul 15, 2006 4:11 am

The BIG launch day for Conroe has finally arrived. This new "Core 2 Duo" microprocessor family from Intel needs no introduction. Early samples shown off around the web over the past few months have given us all a taste of these extremely powerful and efficient chips.



Along with the official launch comes a mass of articles with info, benchmarks, overclocking results and stacks more. I'll update the below listing as more coverage surfaces folks.


- Trusted Reviews
- Tech Report
- Phoronix
- Hardware Secets
- Hot Hardware
- Hexus
- Neoseeker
- MadBoxPC (Translated)
- MBReview
- SimHQ
- ByteSector (1)
- ByteSector (2)
- LegitReviews
- Overclockers AU
- Madshrimps
- bit-tech
- GamePyre
- Anandtech
- ExtremeTech
- SharkyExtreme
- XBit Labs
- Hexus (2)
- Toms Hardware
- The Inquirer
- BeHardware
- OCWorkbench
- Hardware Analysis
- PC Perspective
- Hardware Zone (1)
- Digit-Life
- FiringSquad


Hot Hardware:-
For the past few years, Intel's desktop processors have been playing second fiddle to AMD's Athlon 64 in a number of ways. Both single and dual-core variants of the Athlon 64 have been at the top of most benchmark charts essentially since their introduction, and AMD's processors have been more energy efficient as well. Conversely, since the introduction of the Prescott core, Intel's processors have earned a somewhat notorious reputation for running hot and consuming more than their fare share of power.


This scenario has played out since September of 2003, when AMD first released the Athlon 64 FX-51. But it all ends today. A while back Intel announced that they would be abandoning the Netburst microarchitecture, on which all of their current Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors are based, in favor of a new microarchitecture that incorporated the best of Netburst but borrowed heavily from their low-power, high-performance Pentium-M.


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