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Core i3 Mobile Processor Family

The Core i3 Mobile processor family, new in 2010, differs from the Core i5 Mobile processor family in two ways: slower maximum clock speeds and no support for Turbo Boost overclocking. Its major features include the following:

  • Two processor cores
  • 3MB intelligent cache memory
  • PCI Express 2.0 support
  • Advanced integrated graphics; for details, see Quick Reference Guide to Intel HD Graphics
  • Integrated memory controller supporting two channels of DDR3 memory
  • Intel HD Boost (SSE4.2 instructions) support
  • Intel Direct Media Interface (DMI) interconnect between processor and chipset—2.5GT/s
  • Intel VT-x hardware virtualization
  • Intel 64 architecture
  • Based on "Arrandale" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core i3 Mobile Processor Family.

Core 2 Mobile FamilyAs with their desktop processor counterparts, the Core 2 family includes dual-core and quad-core processors.

Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processors

Core 2 Extreme Mobile processors are available in three series: the quad-core QX9000 series and the dual-core X9000 and X7000 series. The following sections discuss the major features of each series.

Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor QX9000 Series

The Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor QX9000 series was Intel's fastest series of mobile processors until the advent of the Core i7 family. It includes the following major features:

  • Four processor cores
  • 12MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x virtualization support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 1066MHz front side bus
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9000 series for mobile.

Core 2 Extreme Processor X9000 Series

The Core 2 Extreme Processor X9000 series features a smaller cache size and a lower range of clock speeds than the QX9000 series. Major features include the following:

  • Four processor cores
  • 6MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x virtualization support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 1066MHz front side bus
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Extreme Processor X9000 series for mobile .

Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor X7000 Series

  • This processor "series" of one was the first Extreme processor in the Core 2 family, and as such has much more in common with Core 2 Duo E6000 series than the other processors discussed above. Its major features include the following:
  • Two processor cores
  • 4MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • Based on "Merom" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Extreme Processor X7000 series for mobile.

Core 2 Quad Mobile Processors

Core 2 Quad processors are currently available in the Q9000 series. Their major features are described in the following sections.

Core 2 Quad Processor Q9000 Series

The Core 2 Quad Processor Q9000 series is based on the Core 2 Quad Extreme Processor QX9000 series, but with slower clock speeds; some also feature a smaller memory cache. Major features include the following:

  • Four processor cores
  • 6MB or 12MB L2 cache (varies by model)
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 1066MHz front side bus
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Quad Mobile Processor Q9000 series.

Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor

The Core 2 Duo processors were the first members of the Core 2 family and are available in more than five dozen models. Core 2 Duo processors are available in fourteen (!) series: T9000, T8000, T7000, T6000, T5000, T4000, L7000, P7000, P8000, P9000, SL9000, SP9000, SU9000, and U7000. Their major features are described in the following sections.

Core 2 Duo Processor T9000 Series

The Core 2 Duo T9000 processor series is the fastest of the Core 2 Duo mobile series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 6MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 1066MHz or 800MHz front side bus
  • 34[nd]35 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor T9000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor P9000 Series

The Core 2 Duo P9000 processor series is a reduced-wattage, lower-performance version of the T9000 series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 6MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 1066MHz front side bus
  • 25[nd]28 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor P9000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor SP9000 Series

The Core 2 Duo SP9000 processor series is a reduced-performance, reduced-wattage version of the Core 2 Duo P9000 series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 6MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 1066MHz front side bus
  • 17 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor SP9000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor SL9000 Series

The Core 2 Duo SL9000 processor series is a reduced-performance version of the SP9000 series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 6MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 1066MHz or 800MHz front side bus (varies by model)
  • 17 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor SL9000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor SU9000 Series

The Core 2 Duo SU9000 processor series has the lowest clock speeds and lowest wattage requirements of any Core 2 Duo 9000-series processor series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 3MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 800MHz front side bus
  • 10 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor SU9000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor T8000 Series

The Core 2 Duo T8000 processor series features slower clock speeds and smaller cache sizes than the T9000 series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 3MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 800MHz front side bus
  • 35 watts TDP
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor T8000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor P8000 Series

The Core 2 Duo P8000 processor series features lower wattages and faster front side bus performance than the T8000 series at comparable clock speeds. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 3MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 1066MHz front side bus
  • 25 watts TDP
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor P8000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor T7000 Series

The Core 2 Duo T7000 processor series features larger cache sizes and (in some models) slower front side bus performance than the T8000 series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 4MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 800MHz or 667MHz front side bus (varies by model)
  • 35 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Merom" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor T7000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor P7000 Series

The Core 2 Duo P7000 processor series is a reduced wattage and reduced clock speed version of the P8000 series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 3MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 1066MHz front side bus
  • 25 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor P7000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor L7000 Series

The Core 2 Duo L7000 processor series is a reduced wattage and reduced clock speed version of the T7000 series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 4MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 800MHz or 667MHz front side bus (varies by model)
  • 17 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Merom" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor L7000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor U7000 Series

The Core 2 Duo U7000 processor series is an ultra–low power, low-performance version of the L7000 series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 2MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 533MHz front side bus
  • 10 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Merom" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor U7000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor T6000 Series

The Core 2 Duo T6000 processor is a reduced cache size version of the T8000 series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 2MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support varies by model
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 800MHz front side bus
  • 35 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor T6000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor T5000 Series

The Core 2 Duo T5000 processor series is a slower version of the T7000 series. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 2MB L2 cache
  • Intel VT-x support not present in most models
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 800MHz or 667MHz front side bus (varies by model)
  • 34-35 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Merom" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor T5000 Series.

Core 2 Duo Processor T4000 Series

The Core 2 Duo T4000 processor "series" is an anomaly; the only processor in this family is actually a Pentium T4400. It has the following major features:

  • Two processor cores
  • 1MB L2 cache
  • Supports 64-bit operating systems and applications
  • 800MHz front side bus (varies by model)
  • 35 watts Max TDP
  • Based on "Penryn" architecture

To learn more, see Intel's ARK website: Core 2 Duo Processor T4000 Series.

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