Intel Core 2 X680

Decent performance, disappointing price

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.

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MusicRadar Rating

3 / 5 stars
Pros

Unlocked CPU multiplier

Cons

It costs far too much

Verdict

Any strengths this processor offers are buried under its exorbitant price tag

Manufacturing process

65nm

Thermal design power

65

Databus speed

1066

Core voltage

1.35

Installed cache memory

4

Processor socket

LGA 775 socket

Clock speed

2.93

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