Linux and Technology blog

August 23, 2006

Intel’s Core 2 Under Linux

Filed under: Hardware, Linux, Reviews — rakeshvk @ 6:30 am


By now, you’ve probably heard that Intel has a new chip out that went by the code-name “Conroe” but now goes by the names Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme. So while you may have read about how great these chips are under Windows, I bet you have heard little to no news about Linux performance or even Linux support. As usual, this is where Linux Hardware comes in to fill in the gaps. I have each of these top two new processors from Intel as well as some DDR2-800 and a new NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT. I’ll walk you through the features of this new core processor technology from Intel, take you through support and performance, and end up with a discussion on power, heat, cost, and availability. There’s a lot to cover here, so let’s get going.

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