Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.

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Inside the Intel Core 2

We have a little more than a week to wait for Intel to release the new Core 2 range of CPUs. These are based on a new processor architecture, which, instead of just pumping up the CPU’s frequency, concentrates on increasing the number of instructions executed per clock cycle.Here I take a look at what makes the Core 2 tick.

July 17, 2006 by


Conroe puts Intel back on top

A $180 Core 2 Duo E6400 CPU can outperform an AMD Athlon FX-62 (which costs $1,059). Not only that, but it thrashes the Intel Extreme Edition 965 too. At that end of the Conroe scale, the performance differences are small (but not when you factor in the price), but take it to the other end of the scale, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 has everything eating it's dust.

July 14, 2006 by