Core 2 Duo E8500, E8400 and E8200 reviewed
Well, everything seems pretty clear. Summing up everything we have just said, we can state that new dual-core Core 2 Duo E8500, E8400 and E8200 processors on 45nm cores are great from all stand points. They are faster than their predecessors working at the same clock speeds. Besides, their working frequencies are initially higher than those of previous Core 2 Duo CPUs. And taking into account that Intel is going to sell the new solutions for the price of Core 2 Duo E6850, E6750 and E6550, we can all get free performance improvement of 10-15% on new Intel dual-core CPUs.
Moreover, Core 2 Duo’s transition to new manufacturing technology provides additional bonuses to the users. First, they will support of the promising SSE4.1 instructions that will show their best in the future. Second, Wolfdale CPUs are extremely economical. Third, they overclock brilliantly and hence will become overclocker’s choice.
As we’ve barely scratched the surface, you can read the full review here to see how the chips stack up against AMD’s X2 6400+ and Intel’s E6750 and E6850 in gaming, media encoding and rendering tests. Additionally, power consumption and overclocking results were included.