The Guru of 3D takes a long hard look at three Core 2 Duo processors, the E6600, E6700 and X6800.  Benchmarking is only part of the review, they also look at how Intel managed to make such a huge jump from the Pentium 4 architecture they have been using.
“Core 2 Duo is new .. yet not. When you look at the chip itself it will look familiar. It’s the same “physical” design and still uses Socket 775 to be mounted into your mainboard. Don’t get fooled though as a lot of mainboards are not compatible. Only new generation mainboards based in Intel’s 965 and 975X chipset will work with Core 2 Duo. Obviously not looking at Intel, parties like NVIDIA, ATI and others will release enthusiast mainboards that support these processors also. In fact have a look at our NVIDIA NFORCE 590 SLI for Intel preview.

This article will cover the Core 2 Duo E6600, E6700 and X6800. In it Guru3D will describe a little more what Conroe is all about and obviously we’ll dive into a performance overview and compare what these lovely new Core 2 Duo processors can do in terms of performance and obviously have a look at gaming performance.”

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