If you read our launch article from a couple of weeks ago, you already know how Intel's high-end Core 2 Duo E6700 and Core 2 Extreme X6800 processors perform. But what about the lower-end model's in the product line-up? Well, GamePC has the scoop for you, using the first full-retail Core 2 Duo E6400 and E6400 processors to hit the streets.
"Today at GamePC, we've managed to get our hands on the first retail boxed Core 2 Duo processors to hit the market. While demand is at an all time high for their products, they've been able to get their low-end Core 2 Duo E6300 and E6400 models on to the market. These models run at 1.86 GHz and 2.13 GHz respectively, and feature a smaller 2 MB cache (compared to the higher-end models which feature 4 MB cache). We've ripped open Intel's new retail boxes to give a look at how these final processors look, feel, and perform in the real-world against AMD's Athlon64 X2/FX lineup."