Intel E8500 Core2 Duo Review :: Introduction

03-21-2008 · Category: Hardware - Processors

By Ben Sun

In the world of CPUs (Central Processing Units) and motherboard chipsets Intel is the number one manufacturer and is the platform of choice for enthusiasts in the PC industry since the launch of the Core 2 series outshined the top CPUs at the time it was launched and they haven't looked back. The vast majority of computers sold on the market today are Intel based with even Macs moving to Intel CPUs and motherboards.

Late last year Intel released their first Penryn CPUs, the QX9650, and their first 45 nanometer processor. This processor was a favorite among the end-users as it was supported by all the major motherboard chipsets after a BIOS update and the fastest CPU on the market. The Penryn codename is used for Dual Core (Today Intel has several Penryn CPUs on the market including the QX9770, the QX9775 that's on their Skulltrail system and today the E8500 CPU. So let's see what this new CPU is all about.