Intel Core 2
Intel Core 2 is a group of microprocessors created to replace Intel's previous Core brand. The group includes the single-core "Core 2 Solo", dual-core (2 cores) "Core 2 Duo", and quad-core (4 cores) "Core 2 Quad" microprocessors. Microprocessors with the name "Extreme" following the brand name, such as Core 2 Extreme, are higher in cost, and perform better than the others. The Extreme versions also come in dual-core and quad-core versions.
Processor Cores[change | change source]
The processors with names ending in "XE" are the "Extreme" versions.
- Conroe: The first Core 2 Duo processors were released on the Conroe core on July 27, 2006. These were created to replace the Intel Pentium 4 and Pentium D brands. Core version 2 is called Core 2.
- Conroe XE: Released on July 29, 2006. The Conroe XE branded CPU's were released to replace Intel's Pentium Extreme Edition processors.
- Conroe L
- Morem XE
- Kentsfield XE
- Yorkfield XE