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.
Intel’s new 45nm manufacturing technology, with hafniuminfused Hi-k transistors, enables even more processor performance by doubling the transistor density, improving efficiency and speed relative to the previous generation, and increasing cache size by up to 50 percent.
These new Intel Core 2 Duo processors deliver more performance without using more energy.
Built on the innovative Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, the Intel Core 2 Duo desktop processor delivers revolutionary dual-core performance and breakthrough processor energy efficiency.
With Intel® Wide Dynamic Execution, Intel® Smart Memory Access, Intel® Advanced Smart Cache, and Intel® Digital Media Boost, this new processor is designed to do more in less time.
Additional features,which support enhanced security, virtualization, and 64-bit computing, make the Intel Core 2 Duo the most impressive processor developed for an increasingly multimedia-centered, high-definition world.
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.
Intel® Intelligent Power Capability, a feature that optimizes energy usage of the processor cores, turns on computing functions only when needed. These more energyefficient processors support smaller, more capable, and quieter desktop PCs to conserve critical power resources.
Intel® Core™2 Duo processors are equipped with a Digital Thermal Sensor (DTS) that enables efficient processor and platform thermal control.
Thermal sensors located within the processor measure the maximum temperature on the die at any given time. Intel® Quiet System Technology, included in the Intel® Express Chipset families1, uses the DTS to regulate the system and processor fan speeds.
The acoustic benefit of temperature monitoring is that system fans spin only as fast as needed to cool the system, and slower spinning fans generate less noise.
Core 2 Duo
- Core microarchitecture
- Desktop CPU
- Dual coreUp to 3.33 GHz
- Up to 6 MB L2 cache
- Up to 1333 MHz FSB
- Execute Disable bitSSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1
- Trusted Execution
- Socket 775