Learn More ProcessorsProcessing power is one of the key factors that helps determine how productive your workforcescomputers can be. However, upgrading a processor post-purchase can be difficult and costly, soconsider future as well as present performance needs before you buy. Consider dual-coretechnology if you want processors that provide maximum power for your multitasking taskforcewhile consuming minimal amounts of energy. Overview RecommendationsOverviewKey Intel Processor Features: * Execute Disable Bit - Can improve protection against malicious "buffer overflow" attackswhen properly enabled with a supporting operating system and anti-virus software. Availableacross all processor offerings. * Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology - Intel® EM64T enables 64-bit computing whencombined with supporting software. Intel EM64T improves performance by allowing the system toaddress more than 4 GB of both virtual and physical memory. Intel EM64T provides flexibility for32-bit now and future software that supports 64-bit computing.Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo E6000 Series ProcessorsIntel CoreTM 2 Duo desktop processor delivers revolutionary dual-core performance andbreakthrough processor energy efficiency. The new CoreTM microarchitecture has several newkey technologies: * Intel® Wide Dynamic Access - Allows your system to execute four processes per clock cycle * Intel® Smart Memory Access - Uses the available bandwidth from the memory subsystemfor faster access and optimal performance * Intel® Advanced Smart Cache - The shared L2 cache is dynamically allocated to eachprocessor core based on workload * Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology 1 - EIST is a power-saving technology thatallows the system to dynamically adjust processor voltage and coreIntel® Pentium® D ProcessorsDual-core processors can provide key benefits over single core: * Improved performance in complex application environments, completing more work per unitof time * Separate applications, or threads, can split tasks across the two processor cores, meaninginstructions can run concurrently to help complete projects faster * Intel® Pentium® D 9 Series processors feature Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology(EIST), a power-saving technology that allows the system to dynamically adjust processor voltageand core2Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-ThreadingTechnologyHyper-Threading Technology allows processors to function more efficiently when running multipletasks at the same time. Hyper-Threading Technology, however, does not deliver the performancebenefit of a dual-core processor. Because a dual-core processor has a second physical core withits own set of dedicated execution resources, dual-core processors offer greater performancepotential than single-core processors with Hyper-Threading enabled.
Intel® Celeron®The Intel® Celeron® processor is designed to bring a balanced level of proven technology andvalue to basic PC desktops. With the Intel® Celeron® processor, you can expect an affordableand reliable PC for your home or home office to meet your basic computing needs.