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Intel Core 2 Duo E7200: The new budget king

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Mid-way through 2006 we saw the launch of Intel’s most impressive processor series in recent times, the Core 2 Duo. At the time the flagship model was the E6700, featuring a 2.66GHz clock frequency, 4MB L2 cache, 1066MHz FSB, and a 65nm design process, all of which was topped off with a price tag of $530. Today we are looking at a processor with similar specifications with one major difference, that being the estimated retail price of just $133.

The new Core 2 Duo E7200 is the first member of the “Wolfdale-3M†family. You may remember that not so long ago we looked at the new Wolfdale family of 45nm processors, which consists of the E8200, E8300, E8400 and E8500 processors. These still remain today as the fastest Core 2 Duo processors, offering superior performance and efficiency not to mention stellar overclocking abilities.
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[Techspot] Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Review
 
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I wub my E7200
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^ It doesn't wub u back!! it had to be said.
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The result with the stock cooling is very appealing.
But I can't imagine some1 buying it and knowing that e8400 is only $50-$60 more.
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Wait for the E7300 with a 10 multiplier!!!!!
Edited by MomijiTMO - 6/15/08 at 3:56am
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mmmmm...nice...my weapon of choice...
    
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3.6 GHZ @ Stock volts !!
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To be honest, the TRUE budget king is the 5000+ black edition for ~$75. But the E7200 is a GREAT chip.
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To be honest, the TRUE budget king is the 5000+ black edition for ~$75. But the E7200 is a GREAT chip.
Not even close buddy, try researching more. The greatest budget chip is the e2xxx series.
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Not even close buddy, try researching more. The greatest budget chip is the e2xxx series.
its close, but the e2xxx series is probably the best. i got mine to 3.2 so easily it should be cheating. idles around 33c and i just need to find some decent ram setting and i think i could get 3.6+

the 5000BE though is a great clocker ive seen a few 4.0 i think...
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