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Core 2 Duo, the sequel

Intel’s latest roadmap outlines plans for Conroe’s 2007 refresh. The upcoming refresh of Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor will arrive at the same time as the upcoming Bearlake 3 series of chipsets. This will be the first time Intel has refreshed its recently released Conroe architecture. The refresh is quite minor this time around. Nevertheless the Conroe refresh raises the front-side bus up to 1333 MHz and adds Intel Trusted Execution Technology.

Intel Conroe Refresh
Processor
Number
Core
Frequency
Bus
Frequency
L2
Cache
E6850 3 GHz
1333 MHz 4MB
E6800 2.93 GHz 1066 MHz 4MB
E6750 2.66 GHz 1333 MHz 4MB
E6650 2.33 GHz 1333 MHz 4MB

Three refreshed models will debut with the upcoming Bearlake 3 series chipsets. These models include the Core 2 Duo E6850, E6750 and E6650 clocked at 3 GHz, 2.66 GHz and 2.33 MHz respectively. At this point in time it doesn’t appear Intel has any plans for its Core 2 Extreme lineup, in terms of dual-core processors that is. Kentsfield Core 2 Extreme QX6700 will remain as Intel’s flag-ship enthusiast product.

In addition to the refreshed Conroe Core 2 Duo lineup, Intel will release one more 1066 MHz front-side bus endowed Core 2 Duo product. The upcoming Core 2 Duo E6800 will arrive clocked at 2.93 GHz—similar to Intel’s Core 2 Extreme X6800. The processor is expected to be Intel’s flagship processor for mainstream segments. Aside from the locked multiplier, the Core 2 Duo E6800 is identical to the Core 2 Extreme X6800.


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RE: decreased OC potential
By StevoLincolnite on 10/18/2006 10:49:34 AM , Rating: 3
Actually, theres a handy utility for Intel processors that use Speed Step technology. (Or what ever they are calling it now). It mainly used for Dothan and Yonah based Pentium M laptops. BUT I think the Core based series is based upon that processor deseign anyway, What I am getting at is that this handy little program messes with the Speed Step, Allowing you to select higher multipliers. (Managed to get my Acer Aspire 1680 1.6ghz Yonah to 2.4ghz!) If you google around a bit I'm sure theres something around. Even if you "Pencil" something on the processor. (A-la the AMD thunderbird processors). Or cover a pin. (Pentium 3 coppermine I think). Where there is a way, someone will find ways around Intel and AMD's Multiplier lock.


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