Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900


Intel started Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900 sales 1 September 2007 at a recommended price of $851. This is Merom architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Socket P 478 Pin processor with a TDP of 44 Watt. It supports DDR1 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 3.54 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Core 2 Extreme X7900 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Intel Core 2 Extreme
Achitecture codename
Release date
1 September 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
of 999 (Xeon W3530)

Technical specs

Core 2 Extreme X7900's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core 2 Extreme X7900's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
2.8 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
Bus support
800 MHz
L1 cache
128 KB
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
4 MB
of 32 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
Die size
143 mm2
64 bit support


Information on Core 2 Extreme X7900 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Socket P 478-pin
Power consumption (TDP)
44 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Extreme X7900. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)

Security technologies

Core 2 Extreme X7900 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Extreme X7900.
Supported memory types

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Extreme X7900. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


3DMark06 CPU


Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core


Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core 2 Extreme X7900 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Extreme X7900 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Extreme X7900 from AMD is A6-7000, which is slower by 1% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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