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Core 2

Sometimes abbreviated as C2, the Intel Core 2 is a family of processors first introduced with the release of the Intel Core 2 Duo processor on July 27, 2006. The Core 2 processors include the Core 2 Duo (C2D), Core 2 Extreme (C2E), Core 2 Quad (C2Q), and Core 2 Solo.

The Core 2 Extreme was released on July 29, 2006 with 4MB of shared L2 cache like the Intel Core 2 Duo, but has a higher clock speed and capability of being overclocked.

Also see: Core duo, DTS, CPU terms