3DMark06 and Cinebench R10
The Core 2 Duo E7200 puts up solid, albeit not too exciting numbers in our synthetic tests. It’s interesting to see its 3DMark06 numbers drop in higher than AMD’s quad-core Phenom processors, which is impressive for Intel’s dual-core lineup. The Phenom’s overtake the E7200 in Cinebench when all four cores are used, but not by a huge margin. When overclocked, this $130 dual-core chip can give performance levels similar to a low-end quad-core machine in many scenarios, such as these.