You win in the Dual Core pricing war

Subject: Processors | August 8, 2006 - 03:27 PM |

As Ryan's link proved, there are 2 Core Duo processors available for under $200 and 3 AMD X2 socket AM2sThe 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."

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