Sunday, July 23, 2006

Article: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6300 Overclocking Test (Unbeatable Price/Performance/Watt)

This is the continuation of the article I posted over a week ago. The focus is now more about the overclocking performance and headroom that this processor offers. I'm sure many of your have seen the highend brother extreme edition processor, but not many of us are going to buy it. And then there's the mid end and top end non extreme edition, but the price may not be very attractive even if it's not priced like the cream of the crop processor. So for those looking to bet it all on the entry level Intel® Core™ processor, give this review one more look. Expand for more.

For benchmarking, I will use the data when I first run the system on stock settings. The stock settings will serve as the baseline for comparison for the overclock score. I will also compare the previous generation of processor for better perspective of how this processor scales.

Note that all settings here are on automatic, with the RAM frequency running at higher than CPU system bus. I didn't tweak this to run at 1:1, as the RAM is able to sustain such high speed. The only change done here is to push the FSB to achieve a the overclock.

As is the case for the stock and overclocked settings, all benchmark results will be acquired from three(3) runs, removing the highest and lowest score, but not averaging the total score of the three. This limit the number of random peaks of scores, and hopes to reduce the number of random unusual results. There will be no online submission of score because of time constraint and software limitation.

Source:Article: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6300 Overclocking Test (Unbeatable Price/Performance/Watt)

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