Intel Core 2 X680
Six months ago, Intel blew our socks off with its new Core 2 Duo processors. So what is the standard bearer of the range doing languishing near the bottom of the table? The answer is simple and it has to do with that old chestnut, value.
At standard clockspeeds the X6800 looks pretty clever. But unlike high-end graphics cards, say, which have extra units, the performance advantage this CPU boasts is a mirage.
Unlocked CPU multiplier
It costs far too much
Any strengths this processor offers are buried under its exorbitant price tag
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Thermal design power
Installed cache memory
LGA 775 socket