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Performance

General Performance

SYSmark 2007 is an integral benchmark that reports the scores basing on the systems performance in applications solving typical tasks. Therefore, the results can be regarded as a certain characteristics of the general processor performance. According to these results, the new Core 2 Duo E7300 processor performs extremely close to Core 2 Duo E8200. However E8200 does in fact justify its positioning and higher price by outperforming the newcomer due to larger cache and higher processor bus bandwidth.

However the new E7300 is significantly faster than the previous generation Core 2 Duo E4300 processor. Although these two CPUs are priced almost identically, Wolfdale-3M proves significantly faster than the previous generation Allendale core. The advantage of Core 2 Duo E7300 over Core 2 Duo E4300 makes 5-20% depending on the type of tasks.

Pentium DC E5200 also demonstrated very decent results. It places Pentium Dual-Core family to a new performance level leaving the previous generation Pentium DC on average 12% behind. Even though the Wolfdale core it uses is cut down, the performance improvement it provides is enough for the new Pentium DC E5200 to successfully compete against the top triple-core AMD CPU - Phenom X3 8750. All this makes the new Intel offering the best choice in the considered price range.

 
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