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Performance: Intel Core Duo T2600 Overclocked

Synthetic Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark06 and ScienceMark 2.0

First of all we decided to check the performance of our testing participants in popular synthetic benchmarks.

Synthetic benchmarks show clearly that the Core Duo processor overclocked to 3.0GHz wins over the top-of-the-line desktop processors from the highest price range. Of course, Yonah’s performance scales greatly as the frequency increases. The 40% frequency growth resulted in almost 40% performance improvement in CPU tests. As a result, if we said that Core Duo T2600 working at its nominal speed performed up to the mark, then the performance of the overclocked Core Duo can truly be called undefeated. It only loses in two cases. One, it yields to the Pentium XE 965 in the memory subsystem test, because it features half as big total L2 cache capacity. And two, it loses to Athlon 64 FX-60 in ScienceMark 2.0 test because of the weak FPU unit, which Yonah inherited from the P6 micro-architecture.

 
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