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Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 processor (Merom core, 2.33 GHz)

Still a very rare sight and scheduled to become available in volume at the end of August: Intel's brand new Core 2 Duo T-series processor, previously code-named "Merom". The chip pictured is the high-end T7600 version, clocked at 2.33 GHz.

Still a very rare sight and scheduled to become available in volume at the end of August : Intel’s brand new Core 2 Duo T-series processor, previously code-named "Merom". The chip pictured is the high-end T7600 version, clocked at 2.33 GHz.

Pin view of the T7600.

Pin view of the T7600.

Merom (left) and Yonah (T2600) side by side. Merom's larger dies size is mainly due to its larger L2 cache: The T7600 has 4 MB, the T2600 2 MB.

Merom (left) and Yonah (T2600) side by side. Merom’s larger dies size is mainly due to its larger L2 cache : The T7600 has 4 MB, the T2600 2 MB.

The test platform for the first benchmark: Asus Z96.

The test platform for the first benchmark : Asus Z96.

Quick look at some technical data: The maximum clock speed of the chip was 2327.5 MHz and the minimum speed was ...

Quick look at some technical data : The maximum clock speed of the chip was 2327.5 MHz and the minimum speed was ...

... 997.6 MHz.

... 997.6 MHz.

Verification of the L2 Cache size.

Verification of the L2 Cache size.

First performance benchmark Sysmark 2004SE: The T7600 is about 18% faster than the T2600.

First performance benchmark Sysmark 2004SE : The T7600 is about 18% faster than the T2600.

Similar gains can be seen in the first set of Internet Content Creations test runs.

Similar gains can be seen in the first set of Internet Content Creations test runs.

In the web creation discipline, the T7600 shows its greatest gains so far (+23%).

In the web creation discipline, the T7600 shows its greatest gains so far (+23%).

The range of about 15-20% improvement continues in office productivity applications. However, only the higher clock speed helped Merom to surpass Yonah in the Communication segment.

The range of about 15-20% improvement continues in office productivity applications. However, only the higher clock speed helped Merom to surpass Yonah in the Communication segment.