Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jul 2006 21:14 UTC
Intel After an 18-page in-depth review of Intel's new processor line, The Tech Report concludes: "After years of wandering in the wilderness, Intel has recaptured the desktop CPU performance title in dramatic fashion. Both the Core 2 Extreme X6800 and the Core 2 Duo E6700 easily outperform the Athlon 64 FX-62 across a range of applications - and the E6600 is right in the hunt, as well. Not only that, but the Core 2 processors showed no real weaknesses in our performance tests."
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by jcinacio on Sat 15th Jul 2006 00:49 UTC
jcinacio
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2006-03-12

Intel's Core 2 are great processors - intel finally managed to be clearly leading in terms of performance for the time beeing.

On a side note, i hate it that every review/benchmark looks only at the high-end cpu's, leaving out the ones that most people will end buying - the entry level/mid range ones.

Please, i had it with X6800 and E6700 benchmarks, how about some E6400 ones?

you can't simply scale guess the performance due to different cache sizes - 2MB on the slower cpu's.

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RE: reviews
by smitty on Sat 15th Jul 2006 01:21 in reply to "reviews"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

Anandtech had the E6300 benchmarked, but not E6400. Depending on the app, it benchmarked anywhere between an X2 3800 and 5000, but usually around a 4400. Maybe a bit faster.

They also looked at the difference between 2-4MB cache, and found it added 1-10% depending on the app. Average was about 3.5%.

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