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Intel X6800 2.93GHz 4MB L2 processor

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Long product name Intel X6800 2.93GHz 4MB L2 processor :
The short editorial description of Intel X6800 2.93GHz 4MB L2 processor

Core 2 Extreme Processor X6800 (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

Intel X6800 2.93GHz 4MB L2 processor

The official marketing text of Intel X6800 2.93GHz 4MB L2 processor as supplied by the manufacturer
Screams performance. Conserves power. Revolutionizes PCs.
With Intel® Core™2 Duo desktop processor, you'll experience revolutionary performance, unbelievable system responsiveness, and energy-efficiency built in – up to 40% faster and over 40% more energy efficient.

Discover the world's best processors built for the world's best platforms with Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

Delivering the best overall performance. Period.

Up to 40 percent faster than previous generation desktop processors¹ the Intel Core 2 Duo desktop processor provides unrivaled performance for all your desktop computing needs. With the latest arsenal of performance-rich technologies, including up to 4MB of shared L2 cache, and up to 1066 MHz Front Side Bus, you've got the future of computing now, and only from Intel:

Intel® Wide Dynamic Execution
, enabling delivery of more instructions per clock cycle to improve execution time and energy efficiency

Intel® Intelligent Power Capability
, designed to deliver more energy-efficient performance

Intel® Smart Memory Access
, improving system performance by optimizing the use of the available data bandwidth

Intel® Advanced Smart Cache
, providing a higher-performance, more efficient cache subsystem. Optimized for multi-core and dual-core processors

Intel® Advanced Digital Media Boost
, accelerating a broad range of applications, including video, speech and image, photo processing, encryption, financial, engineering and scientific applications

Big, big performance. More energy efficient. Now available in smaller packages.
The Intel Core 2 Duo processor-based desktop PC was designed from the ground up for energy efficiency, letting you enjoy higher performing, ultra-quiet, sleek, and low power desktop PC designs.

Multitask with reckless abandon.
Do more at the same time, like playing your favorite music, running virus scan in the background, and all while you edit video or pictures. The powerful Intel Core 2 Duo desktop processor PCs provides you with the speed you need to perform any and all tasks imaginable.
Short summary description Intel X6800 2.93GHz 4MB L2 processor:
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Intel X6800, Intel Core 2 Extreme, 2.93 GHz, LGA 775 (Socket T), 65 nm, X6800, 64-bit
Long summary description Intel X6800 2.93GHz 4MB L2 processor :

Intel X6800. Processor family: Intel Core 2 Extreme, Processor frequency: 2.93 GHz, Processor socket: LGA 775 (Socket T). Thermal Design Power (TDP): 75 W, Number of Processing Die Transistors: 291 M, Processing Die size: 143 mm². Cache memory: 4 MB

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Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Intel Core 2 Extreme
Processor frequency *
The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.
2.93 GHz
Processor cores *
The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
LGA 775 (Socket T)
Processor lithography *
The process which is performed by the processor e.g. CPU (Central Processing Unit).
65 nm
Processor series
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6000 series
Processor model *
The model number for the processor in a computer.
Processor threads *
Processor operating modes *
Operating modes for the processors that place restrictions on the type and scope of operations for certain processes run by the CPU. This design allows the operating system to run with more privileges than application software.
Processor cache
4 MB
Processor cache type
Bus type
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio)
Processor codename
FSB Parity
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Number of Processing Die Transistors
291 M
Processing Die size
143 mm²
Number of Graphics & IMC Die Transistors
291 M
Thermal Design Power (TDP) *
75 W
Processor package size
Processor ARK ID
Embedded options available
Processor special features
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Added Security with Faster Data Encryption\nThe Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption for better performance and less risk from timing and cache-based attacks than table-based software implementations. Intel AES-NI supports usages such as standard key lengths, standard modes of operation, and even some nonstandard or future variants.
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Improved Performance for Threaded Software\nIntel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) makes efficient use of processor resources, enabling multiple threads to run on each core and increasing processor throughput. Available on Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel HT Technology helps run demanding applications simultaneously, protect and manage systems, and provide headroom for business growth.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Higher Performance When You Need It Most\nIntel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Simplify Virtualization and Reduce Overheads\nIntel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) helps make virtualization practical by eliminating performance overheads, reducing complexity, and improving security with hardware assistance. Virtualization allows multiple workloads to share a common set of resources so that a variety of workloads can co-locate while maintaining full isolation from each other.
Intel 64
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Operational conditions
Technical details
Market segment
Product type
The sub-category of the product.
Processor cache
4096 KB
Product family
Legacy Intel Core2 Processor
Product name
Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Bus bandwidth
Born on date
Processor core voltage
Bus type units
End of Interactive Support
Other features
Cache memory
4 MB
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The processor war between AMD and Intel has turned into a rout lately, and a stream of impressive Athlon 64 FX and X2 dual core models has helped keep it that way. There was really no true performance battle, as AMD held a significant lead in virtuall...
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The launch of the Core 2 processor line has hit the market with a bang, and offers up an incredible combination of performance and value, coupled with low heat and power specifications. These processors are so good, that its difficult to highlight an...
To be honest, the one thing that is hanging the processor is its price-point. Sure it is a relatively fast processor, but with Intel slashing prices on their quad-core options, why would anyone even consider the X6800. The QX6700 which is the same pri...
Fastest Dual Core Available from Intel, Rock Stable, Availability...
Expensive when faster QuadCores are the same price.
To be honest, the one thing that is hanging the processor is its price-point. Sure it is a relatively fast processor, but with Intel slashing prices on their quad-core options, why would anyone even consider the X6800. The QX6700 which is the same pr...
It may be the last article in the series of materials devoted to analyzing various platforms in SPEC CPU2000, because SPEC announced a new long-awaited . Nevertheless, it still has a right to exist and it will be devoted to a top processor, recently pr...
Intels top dog shows up in our labs and makes a mess out of our benchmarks. What will the results show once we clean things up?...
We did not run into any surprises today as we fully expected the Intel X6800 Core 2 Extreme to destroy the Intel 840 XE in our benchmarks today. Were aware that AMDs latest or even a more recent Extreme Edition would have made the fight a little clo...
Core 2 Extreme X6800 $999 Intel 4 CPU’s Intel’s new Core 2 Duo platform marks a major shift in the company’s strategy. Not only is the Pentium name gone, but so is Intel’s power-hungry NetBurst architecture. At the sa...
Back with a Vengeance Intels launch of the Core 2 Duo has come and gone, and now, for the most part, the entire range of speeds are available in stores (the 4 big ones of course - Newegg, mWave, ZZF, and TigerDirect). Availability still seems a bit sc...
Intel have handled this product launch differently because as well as the usual splattering of marketing mumbo jumbo there has been an uncharacteristic level of access to an unreleased product. The first major example of this was back in May when we we...
"2x..." means "per each core"** ? in AMD processors its frequency of the memory controller bus*** ? its measured differently in Intel and AMD processors, so a direct comparison is not correct...
It has been out of character for Intel to comment on the performance of unreleased products, let alone make their prospective customers privy to what’s in store by disclosing pre-release benchmarks. Nevertheless they did just that with Conroe, the c...
The wait is nearly over. If you are reading this, then the NDA on the Conroe processor (known throughout the world now as the Intel Core 2 Duo) has lifted and the world is on fire with performance numbers and evaluations. Even though we have had Con...
Conroe is here and its exactly as Intel promised; great performance, low power consumption and wide range of prices for different performance levels. There is a new king on the enthusiast block and AMD wont have an answer until at least the end of...
The sleeping giant of Intel has now arisen. After years, the chip giant is set to reclaim the desktop performance crown from crosstown rival Advanced Micro Devices with the launch of Conroe, its much-anticipated next-generation processor. In a head-to-...
Today is the day many of us have been anticipating for a long time now, today is the day that Intel finally officially announce their all new processor series. Largely known as the Conroe there are three variations of this processor, though all are des...
Where do you start with products such as the Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 and Core 2 Extreme X6800? First off may I just say that when I began testing these dual-core 4MB L2 Cache processors expectations where high, very high. For probably the first time I c...
Let me start off my saying that AMD has been the processor to have for gamers and enthusiasts over the past couple of years without a doubt. When Intel launched the Prescott core you could literally feel the breeze caused by consumers going from the...
From our testing experience during this review, we have found the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor family to perform better than the previous generation core and conserve energy while doing so. It is because of this and the fact that Intel has taken the pe...
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