The Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme quad-core processor builds on the success of the Intel® Core micro-architecture, and sports a 1.3GHz bus to match the board it is paired up with, as well as comes with 12MB of cache in the 45nm variant, with the 65nm variant offering a lesser cache at 8MB. This increase in cache spells faster response, and is the showcase of Intel®'s 45nm technology which enables faster and improved responsive processors.
Key highlights of this Intel® processor include :
- Intel® Wide Dynamic Execution - Enables the delivery of more instructions per clock cycle which significally improves gaming execution time and its energy efficiency capabilities.
- Intel® Deep Power Down Technology - This is designed specifically to deliver extreme energy-efficient performance.
- Intel® Smart Memory Access - Created to improve system performance by fully optimizing the use of all available data bandwidth found.
- Intel® Advanced Smart Cache - Ultimately provides a higher-performance, more efficient cache subsystem for this processor, and also, is optimized for all industry-leading multi-threaded games.