The Core 2 Duo is Intel's second generation (hence, Core 2) processor made for desktops and laptops designed from the ground up to be fast while not consuming nearly as much power as previous CPUs. The Core 2 Duo processors are produced in 65 nm and in 45nm.
The features of the Core 2 Duo are:
- 64 bit support
- Dual core processor with shared level 2 cache
- Execute Disable Bit
- Partially Intel Virtualization Technology (VT)
- Socket M (starting from Santa Rosa socket P)
- 291 million transistors