Sunday, September 2, 2007

Intel Core Duo - Review

Intel® Core™ Duo processor breaks new ground. Its dual-core technology rewrites the rules of computing, delivering optimized power efficient computing and breakthrough dual-core performance with amazingly low power consumption. Intel Core Duo processor is at the heart of Intel’s premium desktop and notebook platforms: Intel® Viiv™ Technology and Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology, respectively.

More Efficient Use of Power

Demand for greater power efficiency in compute platforms is on the rise across all client segments and form factors. The Intel Core Duo processor balances great dual-core computing capabilities with power savings that enable extended battery life in notebooks. Its enhanced voltage efficiency supports cooler and quieter desktop-type systems. Traditional mobile and desktop processors limit system design options. Users find they must compromise in areas such as cooling fan noise, battery life, performance and capabilities. With Intel Core Duo processors, the world’s most innovative PC manufacturers can drive a new generation in computer product designs that meet end customer needs more effectively.

Specialized Dual-Core Microarchitecture

The Intel Core Duo processor includes two mobile-optimized execution cores in a single processor. This design enables execution of parallel threads or applications on separate cores with dedicated CPU resources. The results enable outstanding dual-core performance and greater system response when running multi-threaded or multiple demanding applications simultaneously. The Intel Core Duo processor features a high-performance core architecture that uses micro-op fusion and Advanced Stack Management techniques to maximize performance while optimizing power efficiencies. Micro-op fusion combines micro-ops derived from the same macro-op. Advanced Stack Management reduces the number of micro-ops in stackrelated operations by tracking relative stack pointer changes locally. Reducing the number of micro-ops results in more efficient scheduling for better performance at lower power.