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Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Dual Core Processor

The Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 is new low-cost Core 2 processor targeted at the mainstream market.

Like all processors that use the Intel Wolfdale core, it is built upon the smaller 45nm process technology using Intel's new high-k (hafnium) dielectric and metal gate technology. The result is a smaller, cooler and more efficient processor.

Unlike other Wolfdale-based processors though, the Core 2 Duo E7200 has half its L2 cache disabled. This leaves the processor with only 3MB of L2 cache. It also uses a slower FSB speed of 1066 MHz.

But does that mean it is slower than the Conroe-based Core 2 Duo processors that have 4MB of L2 cache and a faster FSB speed? You would be surprised at the results when we tested this processor and compared it against the performance of the Conroe-based Core 2 Duo processors.

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Code Name

• Wolfdale

sSpec Number

• SLAPC

Core Stepping

• M0

CPUID String

• 10676h

Socket

• LGA 775

Transistor Count

• 420 million transistors

Fabrication Process

• 45 nanometer high-k

Die Size

• 107 mm²

Clock Speed

• 2.53 GHz

Front Side Bus Speed

• 1066 MHz

CPU Multiplier

• 9.5x

L1 Cache

• 32 KB x 2

L2 Cache

• 3 MB

VID Voltage Range

• 0.85 V minimum
• 1.3625 V maximum

Thermal Design Power

• 65 W

Maximum Operating Temperature

• 74.1 °C

Supported Features

• Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology
• Intel EM64T
• Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
• Execute Disable Bit (XD Bit)
• Intel Thermal Monitor 2

 

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