Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 CPU Review

Posted: Sep 5 2007, 12:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 9:14am CDT , in Computer Hardware


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Features & Specifications
Intel’s Core 2 Duo E6750 is an LGA775 processor manufactured using 65 nm technology. The processor uses a 65W thermal power design and a 72 degree Celsius thermal specification. This was one of the first CPUs available that was inexpensive and uses the 1333MHz front side bus. The L2 cache is 4MB (2MB for each core) and the CPU has several features intended to make it safer and cooler.

Features include dual cores, enhanced halt state (C1E), enhanced Intel Speedstep technology; execute disable bit, Intel EM64T, Intel thermal monitor 2, and Intel virtualization technology.

Test Machine
Before we get into the benchmarks for the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 lets go over the specifications of the test system used:

  • CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
  • Mainboard- XFX 650i
  • RAM- 2GB A-Data PC2-6400
  • PSU- 600W Coolermaster
  • HDD- 80GB WD
  • Video- PowerColor ATI HD2600

The first test up for the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 is with Super PI from XtremeSystems. I ran Super PI using 1M calculation, which took 19.016s to complete. After running Super PI I used 3DMark06 to get an idea of the performance of the CPU.

Since I wanted to test the CPU not the graphics card in this system I turned the screen resolution down to the lowest setting available in 3DMark of 320 x 200 to remove any video card bottle necks and focus the attention more on the CPU. The total 3DMarks were 8868 with a SM2.0 score of 2721, a HDR/SM3.0 score of 5052 and a CPU score of 2374.

The final tests up for the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 were with Sandra XII. I used the Processor arithmetic benchmark to test the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 resulting in a Dhrystone ALU score of 24465 MIPS and a Whetstone issE3 of 17094 MFlops. Next up from Sandra was the multi media benchmark, which showed a multi-media Int x8 iSSE3 score of 146542 iit/s and a multi-media float x4 iSSE2 score of 79881 fit/s. The multi core efficiency benchmark showed an inter-core bandwidth of 8209 MB/s and the power management efficiency benchmark showed an ALU efficiency performance score of 8194 MIPS.

In the end you won’t mistake the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 for one of the extreme edition processors in performance, and the E6750 is multiplier locked unlike the extreme edition processors so overclocking isn’t as easy for those who like that sort of thing. However, the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 carries a very affordable price of around $200 online. That means if you are looking to build up a reasonably priced gaming system and want to go for the fastest 1333MHz FSB speeds; the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 is a great way to do that.

You will want to be sure if you opt for the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 that your mainboard supports the 1333MHz FSB speed. Mainboards that do support the FSB are the Intel P35 and the NVIDIA 680i and 650i mainboards. The P35 offers DDR3 support while the NVIDIA chipsets don’t, right now that’s not much of an issue with DDR3 not affecting performance much. In the future that might change though. The other catch is that to my knowledge there is no SLI support on the P35 chipset, you can get CrossFire though.




  • Low cost
  • Good performance


  • Not all LGA775 mainboards will support the 1333MHz FSB

If you are building up a budget gaming system, the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 CPU should be right at the top of your shopping list. It offers great performance at a price that is lower than you would expect given the performance of the part.


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