Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Released December, 2008
The Pros:Draws very little power while in use, and uses good power-saving routines while not being used. Doesn't generate much heat under most conditions. Fast enough to handle most modern games.
The Cons:Gets out-performed by much cheaper AMD chips at this price range. Hardcore gamers will need a faster CPU.
The Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 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 is one step up from the P8600 and has a faster processing speed of 2.53 GHz. Its front-side bus speed is 1066MHz, and it 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 December 2008
- Dual-core 64-bit notebook processor
- 2.53 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)
draws very little power while in use, and uses good power-saving routines while not being used
doesn't generate much heat under most conditions
fast enough to handle most modern games
runs Windows very well, fast bootup and snappy performance overall
good low-profile design that allows for airflow in the case
gets out-performed by much cheaper AMD chips at this price range
hardcore gamers will need a faster CPU
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