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With Core 2 Duo, Intel regains No. 1 status

The chipmaker's new line marks the end of AMD's run of dominance through the dual-core desktop-processor landscape.

Intel's Core 2 Duo line marks the end of AMD's run of dominance through the dual-core desktop-processor landscape. Read CNET's reviews below for all the details.

Intel's Core 2 Duo lives up to hype

Supporting early claims, Intel's upcoming Core 2 Duo outperformed AMD's chips in several independent tests by a wide margin.
July 13, 2006

Review: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

Core 2 Duo should also put to rest a criticism lobbied against Intel: that its chips are power-hungry, heat-generating behemoths.
July 13, 2006

Review: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800

AMD's Athlon 64 FX line has worn the desktop CPU performance crown for over a year. The king is dead.
July 13, 2006

Review: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700

E6700 offers the best price-to-performance ratio we've seen in a desktop chip.
July 13, 2006

Review: Falcon Northwest Mach V (Intel Core 2 Duo)

PC pumps out plenty of frames per second but falls behind the faster Dell XPS 700 in other computing tasks.
July 13, 2006

Review: Dell XPS 700 (Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800)

Dell can now hold its head high in the high-end gaming space, and this is a PC you should consider.
July 13, 2006

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