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Intel Core 2 Duo E7500


$150.00 Released January, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:High clock - ideal for gaming / programs that rely on individual core speed over core count. Affordable price. Easily overclocks over 4GHz.

The Cons:Re brand soon. Poor stock CPU cooler. Does not get set to the proper stock speed out of the box on all motherboards.

The Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 is a 2.93 GHz, 1066MHz FSB processor with 3MB Cache and falls in the lower half of Intel's line of Core 2 Duo Processors. All processors in this line have 2 cores (hence the name) meaning they have two distinct processors on one chip allowing them to work seperately or together on a single large task.

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These processors also feature next generation Intel Core microarchitecture for better overall performance and Intel HD Boost which delivers up to 70% higher performance when encoding high-definition information from your HD video camera while Intel Clear Video Technology gives smoother video playback. Intel Intelligent Power Capability allows the processor to run with increased performance without increasing power consumption resulting in energy-efficient perfomance. The Intel Core 2 Duo processors also feature Intel Graphics Technology allowing users to fully capitalize on visual advancements offered by Windows Vista Home Premium edition.

Specifications

  • Number of Cores: 2
  • Clock Speed: 2.93 GHz
  • L2 Cache: 3 MB
  • FSB Speed: 1066 MHz
  • Instruction Set: 64-bit
  • Lithography: 45 nm
  • Max TDP: 65 W
  • VID Voltage Range: 0.962V-1.212V
  • Thermal Specification: 74.1°C
  • Package Size: 37.5mm x 37.5mm
  • Die Size: 82 mm2
  • Number of Transistors: 228 million
  • Sockets Supported: LGA775
  • Halogen Free Options Available 
  • Intel Virtualization Technology See SPEC Details
  • Execute Disable Bit 
  • Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology 
  • Intel 64 

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Pros
  • 7

    high clock - ideal for gaming / programs that rely on individual core speed over core count

  • 4

    affordable price

  • 2

    easily overclocks over 4GHz

  • 2

    fast enough for the vast majority of consumers, even enthusiasts (when overclocked)

  • 1

    runs cool

  • 1

    built on the latest 45nm fabrication process - faster speeds, lower energy usage, cooler temperatures

  • 1

    Some versions support virtualization (VT-x). Check SPEC on Intel page.

Cons
  • 6

    re brand soon

  • 3

    poor stock CPU cooler

  • 2

    does not get set to the proper stock speed out of the box on all motherboards

  • 0

    amd athlon 64 x2 7550 can beat it

  • 0

    no support for virtualization (VT-x)

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