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Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900

The Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900 was the fastest laptop CPU in 2007 and is based on the Merom core. The power consumption is higher than other Core 2 Duo processors and as all Extreme series CPUs the X7900 offers a free multiplicator (for easy overclocking).

Compared to CPUs of 2009, the X7900 is on a level of the cheaper Core 2 Duo P9600 / T9550 featuring 2.66 GHz.

SeriesIntel Core 2 Extreme
CodenameMerom
Clock Rate2800 MHz
Front Side Bus800 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)44 Watt
Manufacturing Technology65 nm
Features1.1 - 1.375 V
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketSocket P 478 Pin
FeaturesSSE3, Virtualization, Enhanced Speedstep
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT
Starting Price $851 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2007

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 29.5     avg: 31.1 (94.62%)     max: 32.6 seconds*
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2412     avg: 2460.7 (26.12%)     max: 2521 Points
PCMark 05: Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6802     avg: 6802 (40.07%)     max: 6802 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2859     avg: 3022 (44.22%)     max: 3185 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5475     avg: 5764 (16.57%)     max: 6053 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 19     avg: 19 (97.8%)     max: 19 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 24940     avg: 24940 (11.83%)     max: 24940 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 17987     avg: 17987 (13.8%)     max: 17987 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Pentium B980
5714.8 
Intel Pentium B970
5726 
Intel Core i5 2467M
5736.8 
Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
5764 
Intel Core i3 3227U
5805.5 
Intel Core i3 350M
5826.4 
Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6850
5830 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

Reviews for the Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900 processor

Gateway P-171XL (NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS, 17.1")
» Gateway P-171XL - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core 2 Extreme

» Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300
   2.53 GHz / 12 MB
» Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100
   3.06 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000
   2.8 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
   2.8 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800
   2.6 GHz / 4 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 2328M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Pentium 2030M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Pentium 3550M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Core i7 660LM
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
   2.8 GHz / 4 MB
+ Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q6600
   2.4 GHz / 8196 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Quad Q9100
   2.26 GHz / 12268 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3317U
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD Kaveri A8-7200P
   2.4 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P9600
   2.66 GHz / 6134 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)