Core Duo on the Desktop

Intel's current line-up of desktop processors may not have won over the minds of many enthusiasts, but their mobile processors have been on the cutting edge for some time.  The Tech Report takes a new Core Duo though, and puts it through the wringer using a new micro-ATX mobo from Asus.  Interesting performance results to say the least.

"One of the first Core Duo desktop mobos, the N4L-VM DH from Asus, finally arrived in Damage Labs just over a week ago. Since then, we've been busily testing this processor against a broad range of potential competitors, from other mobile-on-desktop options like the Turion 64 and Pentium M to the latest dual-core desktop processors like the Pentium Extreme Edition 965 and the Athlon 64 FX-60. Can the Core Duo really hold its own against today's fastest desktop processors? What we found may surprise you."
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