Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jul 2006 11:16 UTC, submitted by Mr. Tan
Intel OCAU reviews the new Core 2 Duo line from Intel, and concludes: "Thanks to its new micro-architecture, Core 2 Duo is performing far better than the previous generation dual core Pentium D. An X6800, for example, is between 30% ~ to 40% faster than a Pentium D 955XE. Core 2 Duo is achieving performance in applications and games that has not been seen before with a dual core desktop CPU. In addition Core 2 Duo consumes 40% less power and runs much cooler than Pentium D."
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Can't wait to upgrade...
by Milo_Hoffman on Fri 14th Jul 2006 13:01 UTC
Milo_Hoffman
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2005-07-06

Can't wait to put on in my Mac mini...thats gonna be a smokin machine.

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RE: Can't wait to upgrade...
by Dark Leth on Fri 14th Jul 2006 16:12 in reply to "Can't wait to upgrade..."
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2005-07-06

You can't. The mini uses mobile chips, of which the new Yonah ones will not be as dramatic of an improvement.

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RE[2]: Can't wait to upgrade...
by Tuishimi on Fri 14th Jul 2006 17:01 in reply to "RE: Can't wait to upgrade..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Merom you mean? The improvement should still be pretty good... the opened up pipeline and bigger cache should offer some readily discernible speed increases.

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RE[2]: Can't wait to upgrade...
by godawful on Fri 14th Jul 2006 18:27 in reply to "RE: Can't wait to upgrade..."
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2005-06-29