Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900: specs and benchmarks
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Intel started Core 2 Extreme X7900 sales 1 September 2007 at a recommended price of $851. This is a 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 PPGA478 processor with a TDP of 44 Watt. It supports DDR1 memory.
It provides poor benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.
Core 2 Extreme X7900 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance ranking||2384|
|Series||Intel Core 2 Extreme|
|Architecture codename||Merom (2006−2008)|
|Release date||1 September 2007 (15 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$851||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Current price||$170 (0.2x MSRP)||of 15854 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)|
Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
|Physical cores||2 (Dual-core)|
|Base clock speed||2.8 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||2.8 GHz||of 6 (Core i9-13900KS)|
|Bus support||800 MHz|
|L1 cache||128 KB||of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)|
|L2 cache||4 MB||of 36 (Apple M2 Max)|
|L3 cache||0 KB||of 786432 (EPYC 7373X)|
|Chip lithography||65 nm||of 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)|
|Die size||143 mm2|
|Maximum core temperature||100 °C||of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||-|
|VID voltage range||1.1V-1.375V|
Information on Core 2 Extreme X7900 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.
|Number of CPUs in a configuration||1||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||44 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Extreme X7900. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Turbo Boost Technology||-|
|Demand Based Switching||-|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Extreme X7900's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR1||of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Extreme X7900. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
Combined synthetic benchmark score
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.
Benchmark coverage: 68%
GeekBench 5 Single-Core
GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.
Benchmark coverage: 37%
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.
Benchmark coverage: 37%
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.
Benchmark coverage: 20%
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.
Benchmark coverage: 19%
3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.
Benchmark coverage: 19%
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Overall Core 2 Extreme X7900 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.
According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core 2 Extreme X7900 is Phenom II X3 N830, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.
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