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Two New Cut-Offs: Core 2 Duo E7300 and Pentium Dual-Core E5200 Processors

Started by: boyfriend | Date 10/04/08 10:21:16 PM
Comments: 13 | Last Comment:  10/22/08 01:02:11 AM

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Nice review!

Can u please review Asus P5K-VM, or give me some good link(s) of its review (valid, solid, comprehensive, accurate)?
0 0 [Posted by: boyfriend  | Date: 10/04/08 10:21:16 PM]
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I wonder if Intel will ever release a low cost tri core which would complete their product lineup compared to AMD
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 10/04/08 11:46:10 PM]
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The Pentium Dual-Core E5200 does not support SSE 4.1. It is currently the only Penryn-generation processor (that I know of) not to support SSE 4.1. See your own CPU-Z screenshot or, for that matter, Intel's data sheet* on the E5000 series. (Search the PDF for SSE4; you won't find anything, while searching for SSE3 will show you the feature list in the Introduction section which, of course, doesn't include SSE4.)

In comparison, the Core 2 Duo E7200 and E7300 do support SSE 4.1; the features they don't support are VT-x and TXT.

* http://download.intel.com...essor/datashts/320467.pdf
0 0 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 10/05/08 04:30:15 AM]
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What kind of cooling have you used for e5200?
0 0 [Posted by: Daino  | Date: 10/05/08 02:35:39 PM]
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We have used box cooler in performance testing and Scythe Mugen in overclocking.
0 0 [Posted by: Gavric  | Date: 10/05/08 08:07:07 PM]
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Plz look at this http://www.xbitlabs.com/a...ore-shootout_8.html#sect0

the same infrastructure, why the result is different, especially Athlon 64 X2 6000+
0 0 [Posted by: opteorn_0  | Date: 10/05/08 04:55:03 PM]
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1. Now we have used Brisbane-based A64 6000+ instead of Windsor-based.
2. Our new PSU has better power efficiency.
0 0 [Posted by: Gavric  | Date: 10/05/08 08:05:37 PM]
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thx
0 0 [Posted by: opteorn_0  | Date: 10/05/08 09:29:46 PM]
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e520 and overclock.I got one to play with last week.
ASUS P5B Akasa 965 cpu cooler Geil 6400 mem. Stable Prime 95 three hours plus five consecutive runs of 3d mark 06. CPU 3748 MHz Max recorded temps 56 Min 39. Vcore 1.60 Mem 300.According to CPU Z . Had to set cpu volts to 1.785 Mem at 1:1 all other values manually set to default. Seems to behave as per the article.I'm happy, fantastic power and value if you can't afford the real thing. Also , as a general point isn't "users on a budget" much nicer than "cheapskate".
0 0 [Posted by: Ibrihim  | Date: 10/07/08 04:20:36 AM]
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Why is the E8200 used in this comparison as the 'high end' chip? The E8400 is exactly the same list price ($163) so why would anyone in their right mind buy the E8200 instead of the E8400?

Add 12% to the 'overall performance' of the E8200 (aka E8400) and it suddenly looks a lot more attractive at the $163 pricepoint.
0 0 [Posted by: Torpy  | Date: 10/10/08 12:50:28 PM]
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Check street prices, please. E8400 is around $10 more expensive chip than E8200 in real shops.
0 0 [Posted by: Gavric  | Date: 10/11/08 10:05:52 AM]
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Its $5 more at Newegg, woopdy doo!

Would you rather pay $165 for an E8200 or $170 for an E8400? 12% more performance for 3% higher price... hard choice?

My point is that Xbit stuffed up the price/performance curve by including the E8200 instead of the E8400. In terms of price/performance the E8400 is nearly as good as the E7300 and X3 8750.
0 0 [Posted by: Torpy  | Date: 10/11/08 12:52:22 PM]
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It's because people don't pay attention to price cuts, so when the E8400 slid $20 down to the E8200's spot and the E8500 slid down to the E8400's spot, people still remember the E8200 and E8400 of old and don't realize that they've been superseded. Xbitlabs isn't the only site to make this mistake, reviewers do it all the time (even when they're the ones writing up the news articles about the price cuts).
0 0 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 10/22/08 01:02:11 AM]
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