"If you haven't already heard, Intel
recently injected fresh life into its Core 2 Duo 'Conroe' platform by increasing
the front side bus speed from 1066 MHz to 1333 MHz. With
a higher bus speed inevitably comes new motherboard platforms, new chipsets, and
new memory standards. The new (mainstream) Intel P35 Express
and high end Intel X38 Express chipset were made with the Core 2 Duo in
mind, and both support DDR3 memory. On a side note, nVIDIA's nForce 6 series
(680i, 650i) motherboard chipsets have been 1333 MHz ready since day one, of
course if you go that route there's no DDR3 RAM support.
To top things off, the 1333 MHz FSB
CPU parts are a heck of a lot less expensive than Intel's 1066 MHz Core 2
Duo processors when they were first introduced. And so begins our look at the Intel
Core 2 Duo E6750 microprocessor. Realistically speaking, this summer refresh of Intel's processor
lineup brings little to the table in terms of new technology. It mostly just
extends Intel's performance lead over AMD's Athlon64, and it buys some time
until the 'Penryn' emerges in Q4'07 or Q1'08."