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Intel has managed to once again augment its Core 2 Duo line of processors with another winner. While we normally focus on quad core and high-end power from the Chipzilla, Core 2 Duo has some really good budget parts, and none are better than the E7200.

While it comes clocked at a slower 2.53GHz compared to the higher clock of the E4700s 2.66GHz, the higher bus speed of 1066MHz, an extra 1MB of L2 cache and its 45nm construction of the Penryn architecture gives the E7200 a greater feature set while managing to keep its power consumption down and continue to offer some extremely good performance.

If you’re looking for something for a HTPC or digital home setup, you’re not going to be disappointed with an E7200. It has more than enough power to do fast media encoding; its memory bandwidth is excellent thanks to its 1066MHz FSB and its 45nm die makes it more power efficient than the older E4000 series
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i just find it real odd the triple core would do so bad... hmm...
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9.5x Multi?

If so, I may get one, good for Overclocking.
    
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Yep i was reccommending these chips over the E4500, E4600, E4700 s. And suggested people planning to get the E2xxx to upgrade to these if they had the money. They are comparable to the E6750 and they are 60 dollars cheaper
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Tweaktown again at it with the funny graphs..

At times the differences are small but the graphs are hugely different, and the text doesn't reflect the actual result.

I'm also disappointed that they didn't try to overclock it a little.
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Tweaktown again at it with the funny graphs..

At times the differences are small but the graphs are hugely different, and the text doesn't reflect the actual result.

I'm also disappointed that they didn't try to overclock it a little.
Yeah, those graphs are ridiculous. They look like one is double the other, when the difference is actually only like 1/400th, not a half.
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These graphs are stupid and the results are over-sensationalized.

They mention how the intel chip wins 'hands down' when the difference is somewhere around 6%
    
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It is a nifty little chip, I've got one on the way. They seem to hit 3.5Ghz+ no problem, have lower heat output than the 8400's because of less cache, and are cheap. Win win win IMO.
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