Intel Core 2 Duo E7200, Eco-Friendly Performance

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Crysis and Half Life 2 : Episode Two

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Integrated CPU Benchmark, Average Of Five Runs

Half Life 2 : Episode Two
Custom Designed CPU Intensive Benchmark

With only 3 MB of L2 cache as its data scratch-pad, the Core 2 Duo E7200 suffers in gaming tasks at its stock clock speed. This chip’s benchmarks are certainly taking a hit, not only due to the E7200’s low clock speed but also due to the lower amount of cache. If you’re a gamer, we would recommend going for a Wolfdale chip with 6 MB of cache rather than this 3 MB variant, as gaming is one of the few areas that benefit the most from larger cache sizes. Even at stock speeds, the E7200 still holds its own though. When overclocked, it gives performance similar to high-end “Wolfdale” chips which are about twice the price of the E7200.

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