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