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Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review - PCSTATS
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Abstract: 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.
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Overclocking the Core 2 Duo E6750

Overclocking Results:
Stock Max. OC
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz

3.8 GHz

If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:
Overclocking the CPU and Memory
Overclocking the Videocard

The Intel Core 2 Duo processor family is already well known for its overclocking capabilities, but as Intel refines its manufacturing process, later generations are showing improvement.

The Core 2 Duo E6750 has a default clock speed of 2.66GHz, and the particular CPU PCSTATS is testing is the new 'G0' stepping. Going in to the overclocking challenge PCSTATS is anticipating a healthy 1GHz overclock at the very least... maybe even more. The Core 2 Duo E6750 (Engineering Sample) CPU will be overclocked on a MSI P35 Platinum motherboard with a 2GB set of Corsair's fantastically fast Twin2X2048-8888C4DF DDR2 memory.

Starting at 333 MHz FSB, the P35 Platinum's frequency was increased in 5 MHz increments. It was clear right from the get go that the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 is a better overclocker than the E6600 CPU. With a slight voltage bump, from 1.25V to 1.35V, the CPU easily passed 3.4 GHz. No matter what we tried with the Core 2 Duo E6600, we could never get it running past 3.4GHz.

Continuing to overclock the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 processor further, PCSTATS had to up the voltage to 1.4V to get the chip stable at 3.6 GHz. The little processor was a wicked overclocker, and with 1.45V reached a maximum speed of 3.8 GHz in our tests! Not bad considering we stuck with a stock Intel heatsink!

I think one thing is pretty clear from these overclocking tests, the Intel 'G0' stepping Core 2 Duo processors overclock very well. Even if you don't have a super fancy heatsink and just a quick motherboard and pair of memory you should be able to achieve some great overclocking results. That's great news for everyone.

Considering how well the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 overclocked here, you can bet PCSTATS will be putting this CPU under the Prometeia Mach II GT very soon. That's a tale for another article, unless of course you don't want to see a CPU cooled to -35C and overclocked?

Prelude to Benchmarks - Test System Configuration

Over the following page we'll be running the socket 775 Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 processor though PCSTATS standard set of gaming, productivity, and 64-bit processor benchmarks. There are a wide variety of gaming and synthetic benchmarks here to illustrate what kind of performance boost users can expect from these latest, dual core 64-bit processor.

The specific details of how the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 processor test systems were configured for benchmarking - including the hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions - are indicated below. In the third and fourth columns are the general specs for the AMD and Intel reference platforms that the dual core Core 2 Duo E6750 is being compared against.

Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next several pages.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Intel Reference System #1 Intel Reference System #2 AMD Reference System
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Intel Pentium D 840
Intel Pentium D 940

AMD Athlon64 FX-62
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+
AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+
AMD Sempron 3600+

Socket: Socket 775 Socket AM2
Clock Speed: 8x 333 = 2.66 GHz 9 x 266 MHz = 2.4 GHz 16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz
16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz
14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz
13 x 200 MHz = 2.6 GHz
Chipset: Intel P35 Express (DDR2, DDR3)
nVIDIA nForce 650i (DDR2)
Intel P965 Express Intel 975X nVIDIA nForce 590 SLI
Motherboards: MSI P35 Platinum (DDR2)
Asus Blitz Extreme (DDR3)
Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus (DDR2)
Asus P5B Deluxe Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H Asus M2N32SLI-DLX
Videocard: MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E
Memory: 2GB Corsair Twin2X2048-8888C4DF (DDR2)
2GB Corsair Twin3X2048-1800C7D (DDR3)
2GB Corsair Twin2X2048-8500 (DDR2)
Memory Latency: 4-4-4-12 (DDR2)
7-7-7-20 (DDR3)
4-4-4-12 5-5-5-15
Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen DVD writer AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Intel Reference Athlon64 FX-62 Reference Heatsink Thermaltake Jungle 512
Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF 7.2.2
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware NF4 9.34
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27
Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF 7.2.2
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27
Benchmarks:
32-Bit Benchmarks:
SYSmark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
SiSoft Sandra 2005
Maya 8 Render Test
Super Pi 1.1
PCMark05
3DMark05
3DMark06
Doom 3
Quake 4
FarCry
FEAR

64-Bit Benchmarks:
ScienceMark 2.0
Mini-GZIP
DiVX Encoding

CPU Load 3D Tests:
Prime95 + 3DMark05
Prime95 + Doom 3
Prime95 + FEAR

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Contents of Article: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
 Pg 1.  Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review
 Pg 2.  Enhanced 1333 MHz Front Side Bus Speed
 Pg 3.  Core 2 Duo Performance-Per-Watt Metrics
 Pg 4.  Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 System Power Load Results
 Pg 5.  — Overclocking the Core 2 Duo E6750
 Pg 6.  32-Bit CPU Benchmarks: SYSMark 2004
 Pg 7.  32-bit CPU Benchmarks: SYSmark2004 Continued
 Pg 8.  32-Bit CPU Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 9.  32-Bit CPU Benchmarks: Maya 8, Super Pi
 Pg 10.  32-Bit CPU Benchmarks: PCMark05
 Pg 11.  32-Bit CPU Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 12.  32-Bit CPU Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 13.  32-Bit CPU Benchmarks: FarCry, FEAR
 Pg 14.  64 Bit CPU Benchmarks: ScienceMark 2
 Pg 15.  64 Bit CPU Benchmarks: Mini-GZip, DiVX Encoding
 Pg 16.  Multi-Threaded CPU Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Doom 3
 Pg 17.  Multi-Threaded CPU Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 18.  Boosted to 1333MHz, E6750 Kicks up Dust!

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