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Industry, CA, United States, 2006/07/26 - ClubIT.com will be among the first online resellers to carry the new Intel® Core 2 Duo processor line. ClubIT will be receiving shipments of Core 2 Duo directly from Intel, so customers will not experience unnecessary delays.
The Intel® Core 2 Duo breaks new ground with both fast operating speed and low power consumption. Benchmark tests show the Core 2 Duo operates up to 40% faster with 40% less power and less heat than AMD’s dual-core chips.
The Core 2 Duo is tremendously more efficient, due to its shorter/wider 14-stage pipeline. Its new architecture allows for wider dynamic execution – meaning single instruction, multiple data per clock cycle. Intel also improved the chip’s thermal design by reducing its electrical requirement to only 65 watts. This means the CPU can be easily air-cooled with standard heat sinks – even if the chip is overclocked.
The Core 2 Duo introduces a new feature called Smart Memory Access, which always keeps the pipeline full for greater efficiency. In addition, it optimizes the data bandwidth by using advanced pre-fetching. Intel also designed an Advanced Smart Cache which dynamically allocates the L2 cache to each core, depending on the workload. All this reduces latency and provides quick, amazing performance. But there’s more! Another improvement comes from Intel’s Extended Memory 64 Technology (EMT64), which allows the CPU to access larger chunks of both extended virtual and physical memory.
Put simply, the Core 2 Duo “really cranks”. It’s able to crunch multiple instructions per clock cycle, plus the internal pipeline is significantly shorter. With the Intel Core 2 Duo, the proof is in the pudding. Independent benchmark tests from all around confirm that the chip outclasses everything else that is available today.
Note that while the Core 2 Duo does use a standard LGA775 socket, it does require a new motherboard. So be sure to check out ClubIT’s assortment of Core 2 Duo motherboards. This is also a great time to upgrade your video card, to handle all the faster processing. ClubIT carries a wide range of high-performance video cards which satisfy the most demanding multimedia and graphics applications. Your games and applications will thank you for it.
Speaking of gamers, the Intel the Core 2 Duo makes all other processors look very ordinary. And gamers cannot afford to have an ordinary computer! Even if you only use your PC for serious business applications, the number-crunching abilities of the Core 2 Duo will surely put it on your “must have” list.