You win in the Dual Core pricing war
Subject: Processors | August 8, 2006 - 12:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As Ryan's link proved, there are 2 Core Duo processors available for under $200 and 3 AMD X2 socket AM2s. The Tech Report grabbed 2 of the lower priced processors to benchmark, so go take a look at what kind of deal they are.
"The game is changing dramatically, however, with Intel's introduction of its new Core 2 Duo
processors and AMD's retaliatory moves. Now, we have some excellent dual-core CPU options that
combine solid performance with very low power use at prices around the $200 mark. What's more, because
they have relatively modest clock speeds, they may have the potential to overclock like Floyd Landis
in Stage 17. From Intel, there's the Core 2 Duo E6300, with 2MB of cache and microarchitectural roots
in Intel's mobile products group. From AMD, there's the CPU with the longest name ever, the Athlon 64
X2 3800+ Energy Efficient Small Form Factor. You may use extra energy spitting out that massive
moniker, but the chip promises to conserve thanks to its astounding 35W power rating."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Overclocking the AMD A64
4200+ AM2 Processor @ Legit Reviews
- Intel Core 2 Duo
Launch @ TechARP
- Intel Core 2 Duo &
Core 2 Extreme @ hardCOREware
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 — Small Budget, Big Overclocker @ HardwareZone
- AMD Sempron 3400+ AM2 @
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