Testing Participants Features Comparison
When we decided to compare the latest dual-core processors priced between $60 and $80, we focused our attention on Athlon X2 7850 and 7750 as well as on Pentium E5000 family. Unfortunately, we don’t have the new Pentium E6300 CPU in our lab yet, so we have to postpone the tests of this model for now. However, we also added the results for the old AMD Athlon X2 6000. Although this processor is based on K8 microarchitecture and is not on the official AMD price list anymore, it still can relive the past and demonstrate sufficient performance for the products within the considered price range. So, here is the complete list of CPUs participating in our today’s test session:
I would like to point out that although we decided to compare Athlon X2 processors against Intel Pentium CPUs, AMD solutions are still a little cheaper. However, we didn’t include dual-core Celeron CPUs into our today’s test session on purpose, because they occupy a much lower place in the processor hierarchy in terms of consumer features as well as price.