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Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 - Budget Penryn - Test System Setup and Memory Performance

Intel releases its budget 45nm Penryn CPU to bolster its Core 2 range. We test it up against Phenom X3.

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: May 20, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Intel

Test Systems

 

Intel System

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte X38-DQ6 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1186 Geil (Supplied by Geil)

 

Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 (Supplied by Seagate Australia)

 

Graphics Card: MSI GeForce 8800GTS 640MB (Supplied by MSI)

 

Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1

 

Drivers: Intel INF 8.3.1.1009, Forceware 169.21

 

AMD System

 

Motherboard: ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe (Supplied by AMD)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1186 Geil (Supplied by Geil)

 

Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 (Supplied by Seagate Australia)

 

Graphics Card: MSI GeForce 8800GTS 640MB (Supplied by MSI)

 

Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 8.3, Forceware 169.21

 

Today we are pitting Core 2 Duo against the AMD Phenom X3 8750 based processor. These two processors are aimed at the same market share. While the E8750 is clocked at 2.4GHz, we clocked the processor up to 2.5GHz by changing the multiplier to allow for a clock for clock comparison of the two different processors.

 

EVEREST Ultimate Edition

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2006

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

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EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.

 

 

 

Despite the FSB increase of the E7200, AMD's Phenom with its own CPU memory controller wins out here, hands down. AMDs key strength has been its memory performance, and the K8 / K10 family continues this.

 

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