Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 comparison

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Price $198 at 1 store $267 at 1 store $219 at 1 store
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Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
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Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 27 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews 4.5 stars out of 7 reviews
Release date July 13, 2006 July 13, 2006 February 03, 2009 July 13, 2006
The Bottom Line Intel's Core 2 Duo E6700 offers the best price-to-performance ratio we've seen in a desktop chip. For half the cost of AMD's top-of-the-line chip, you get identical if not superior performance and better power efficiency. AMD surprised us last year with its completely dominant dual-core chips, but Intel regains the crown with Core 2 Duo. AMD's Athlon 64 FX line has worn the desktop CPU performance crown for over a year. The king is dead. Intel's new flagship Core 2 Extreme X6800 not only hands AMD a defeat on all of our benchmarks, but it's also a more efficient, better designed chip overall. Intel's Core 2 Duo line marks the end of AMD's run of dominance through the dual-core desktop-processor landscape. Not only are Intel's new chips fast, efficient, and well designed, but they're also aggressively priced and sure to send ripples though the desktop PC industry. If you are buying or building a new computer, we recommend that a Core 2 Duo chip be at its center.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Features Execute Disable Bit capability
Enhanced SpeedStep technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel 64 Technology
Execute Disable Bit capability
Enhanced SpeedStep technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel 64 Technology
Execute Disable Bit capability
Enhanced SpeedStep technology
Intel 64 Technology
Intel Thermal Monitor 2
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
Execute Disable Bit capability
Enhanced SpeedStep technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel 64 Technology
Bus Speed 1066 MHz
1066 MHz
1066 MHz
1066 MHz
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
Compatible Slots 1 x Processor - LGA775 Socket
1 x Processor - LGA775 Socket
1 x Processor - LGA775 Socket
1 x Processor - LGA775 Socket
Manufacturing Process 65 nm
65 nm
45 nm
65 nm
Processor Qty 1
1
1
1
Product Description Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 / 2.66 GHz Processor
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 / 2.93 GHz Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 / 2.93 GHz Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 / 2.4 GHz Processor
64-bit Computing Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Product Type Processor
Processor
Processor
Processor
Compatible Processor Socket LGA775 Socket
LGA775 Socket
LGA775 Socket
LGA775 Socket
Clock Speed 2.66 GHz
2.93 GHz
2.93 GHz
2.4 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Dual-Core
Dual-Core
Dual-Core
Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
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