Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Tech Link (Processor): Cheaper Core Micro-Architecture: Core 2 Duo E4300 CPU Review

XBitLabs has finally gotten their hands with the coveted E4300 series of processor which I overclocked at more than 100% (which was 95% overclocked before) and posted early last year even before the world have seen any CPU-Z validation. Check out the review and get ready for the wave of the uber overclockable processor from Chipzilla. Expand for more..

The Core 2 Duo E4300 processor has left a positive impression on us. It can become a bestseller thanks to its rather low price - after all, it is the cheapest CPU in the highly appealing Core 2 Duo series.

Performance of the Core 2 Duo E4300 isn't that impressive as that of the senior models of the series. Although it differs by only 3-5% from the Core 2 Duo E6300, the new CPU is slower than the Pentium D 945 and Athlon 64 X2 4200+, which cost about the same money, in some benchmarks. But there are few such benchmarks and the new CPU is far more economical than any of its opponents.

The Core 2 Duo E4300 is also a gift for overclockers since it doesn't require special overclocker-friendly components and has an affordable price. But to all appearances, Allendale-based CPUs won't reach as high frequencies at overclocking as Conroe-based CPUs do.

Source:Cheaper Core Micro-Architecture: Core 2 Duo E4300 CPU Review

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