Intel E8700 to be next fastest Core2Duo

Monday, February 2, 2009 Leave a Comment

Intel has planned to soon release a new dual-core desktop processor which will be the fastest Core2Duo to date.

The dual-core E8700 codenamed Wolfdale is clocked at 3.5 GigaHertz and is made on the 45 nanometer fabrication process. It has a front-side bus frequency of 1333 MegaHertz and 6 MegaBytes of L2 Cache. It supports MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST), Intel 64 (Intel's x86-64 implementation), XD bit (an NX bit implementation) and iAMT2 (Intel Active Management), Virtualization Technology, Trusted Execution Technology.

The chip will cost around 330 US dollars and the exact date is yet to be confirmed, though sources indicate that it will launch by early this year.

Core2Duo E8700 Specifications:
Speed: 3.5GHz
Cores: 2
Cache Size: 6MB L2 Cache
Bus Speed: 1333MHz
Manufacturing technology: 45nm
Socket: LGA775
Power TDP: 65W
Price: US $330 (approximately)