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Value CPUs Roundup: Is There Life in Low-End?

Started by: bbo320 | Date 12/04/09 02:36:31 PM
Comments: 5 | Last Comment:  12/30/09 02:32:37 AM

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For AMD to come out with basically a draw on this Site is definitely a win. The E5200 and E3300 are both over the $60.00 price point. Actually, on Newegg the Athlon II X2 245 is less than the E5200. I have to say that the HD 4890 is not what I would expect to be used in an "entry-level" system also since it is nearly $200.00 on Newegg. My "mainstream computer" uses an HD 4830 graphics card. I read many Sites and make informed decisions while sorting through the chaff.
0 0 [Posted by: bbo320  | Date: 12/04/09 02:36:31 PM]
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Good article..........thanks but for the sake of 10W you REALLY put the AMD cores down when in fact there is very little difference, not hard to see which cores the writer prefers

10W difference
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 12/06/09 07:30:43 PM]
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I see these cpus as a good bargain. While overclocked they are pretty close to the quads when upping the details. Even at MQ the oced 250 is close to a 420.
0 0 [Posted by: Cristian Mataoanu  | Date: 12/08/09 02:55:13 AM]
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One should also consider that isolated cpu power comsumption is strongly determined by the efficency of the mainboard's VRMs - so, even when using an entry level mainboard with very limited functionality and a power efficient chipset, the same CPU might still turn out to be less power hungry on a proper high end board if the voltage regulation on the cheap one is rubbish.

As much as I appreciate the work that you folks at xbit do, I think this vital point shouldn't be missed.
0 0 [Posted by: dr.denton  | Date: 12/18/09 12:56:35 AM]
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Great article (as usual !)
If I'm not mistaken Pentium E5200 is being phased out right now. The "new" E5300 should replace it very soon (if not already). It adds virtualization but apart from that is pretty much the same beast.
0 0 [Posted by: Polux  | Date: 12/30/09 02:32:37 AM]
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