Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Released July, 2008
The Pros:Low power consumption for this speed and price range. Amenable to overclocking, can approach speeds of 3.0GHz. Runs cool even during long periods of use, and with some overclocking.
The Cons:Somewhat expensive for a dual-core Intel.
The Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 is a higher-end dual-core microprocessor based on 45nm technology and intended for notebook use, as it has a slim form factor and 25W thermal design power. It is supposed to allow a high number of programs to run simultaneously without sacrificing performance quality.
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It has identical features and technology to the P8400 except for an improved clock speed. It processes at 2.4 GHz and has a front-side bus speed of 1066MHz, and can perform 64-bit processing. Its L2 cache memory is 3MB, and this is shared between the processor's two cores to reduce time exchanging information between the two. It has Intel's HD Boost technology which allows the processor to keep up with high-definition video or video editing, or other HD applications. It is also supposed to make more efficient use of power to prolong laptop battery life and of system memory bandwidth.
- Released July 2008
- Dual-core 64-bit notebook processor
- 2.4 GHz
- 1066MHz FSB
- 3 MB shared L2 cache
- High-efficiency to promote longer battery life
- Improved use of system memory bandwidth over previous Intel mobile processors
- 25W TDP
- Optimized for HD applications
User Reviews (1)
Low power consumption for this speed and price range
Amenable to overclocking, can approach speeds of 3.0GHz
Runs cool even during long periods of use, and with some overclocking
High-capacity L2 cache for this style of processor
Excellent performance in data processing software and spreadsheets, slowdowns are rare
Improved FSB speed over previous models at this price
Somewhat expensive for a dual-core Intel
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