With only 25% the power consumption of a regular Intel dual-core processor, Core Duo has been speculated to be the best choice for users who need to run a low-power desktop computer. As a follow up to an initial test which described a 37 watt Pentium M-based desktop computer, Tom's Hardware has published an article that examines Intel's Core Duo processor in desktop systems: Our engineers compared a current T2600 (2.13 GHz) CPU with a Pentium M 780 as well as AMD Turion MT-40 and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor.
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Dual Core Processors For Low-Power, High-Performance Desktops
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