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Pentium E2000, E5000, E6000 Family

Although the first Intel processor bearing the Pentium name was introduced in 1993, the Pentium name has continued to be a popular choice for Intel processors. Ironically, while Pentium was first used as the name for Intel's then brand-new and market-leading fifth-generation processor, Pentium E-series products are stripped-down versions of newer architectures and are used in desktop computers only. Current Pentium processors are available in three series: E2000, E5000, and E6000. The features are discussed in the following sections.

Pentium E6000 Series

This group of Pentium processors is a stripped-down version of the Core 2 Duo E7000 series:

  • Two processor cores
  • 2MB cache size
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 1066MHz front side bus
  • Based on "Wolfdale" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Pentium E6000 Series Processor.

Pentium E5000 Series

This group of Pentium processors is a stripped-down version of the Core 2 Duo E5000 series:

  • Two processor cores
  • 2MB cache size
  • Some models support Intel VT hardware virtualization
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 800MHz front side bus
  • Based on "Wolfdale" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Pentium E5000 Series Processor.

Pentium E2000 Series

Pentium model numbers in the E2000 series identify processors that are stripped-down versions of the Core 2 Duo E2000 series:

  • Two processor cores
  • 1MB cache size
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 800MHz Front Side Bus
  • Based on "Conroe" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Pentium E2000 Series Processor.

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