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Intel Pentium P6000 processor review

October 25th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Intel’s Pentium P6000 is an attempt to take advantage of the already popular Pentium brand with Intel’s newer Arrandale architecture. While many tech savvy professionals are aware of the core i3 and core i5 ( and yes core i7 as well) belonging to the Arrandale architecture, intel did not want to let its Pentium brand name go away.

Mentally remove the turbo boost, AES instruction support, hyperthreading , Hardware virtualization VT-x support from the Arrandale core and you get the Pentium P6000 processor ( of course with few more nuances and disabled feature).

Clocked at 1.86 GHz, the Pentium P6000 still retains some of the beauties of the Arrandale architecture – the integrated DDR3 memory controller, a fast differential DMI Bus, and integrated intel HD graphics.

The Intel Pentium P6000 has an L3 Cache of 3 MB.

Some benchmark results for the intel Pentium P6000 show that the Super Pi 1M takes 23 seconds while the Super Pi 2M takes 54 seconds. The average Windows 7 score is close to 5.

Although the performance of the P6000 is somewhat low owing to its low clock frequency at 1.86 GHz and lack of the turbo boost, it is still better than the similarly clocked core 2 processors, owing to the Arrandale architectural improvements including integrated memory controller.

If you are looking for somewhat faster performance you may like to take a look at core i5 processors from intel and Phenom ii processors from AMD. You may also want to consider the Pentium P6100 clocked higher at 2 GHz.

Some of the notebooks that are powered by the Intel Pentium P600 include
-Dell Inspiron 17R
-Toshiba Satellite L635-S3010 13.3-Inch Laptop
-Fujitsu LifeBook AH530 15.6″ Notebook

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