Intel Pentium E2140 Dual Core Processor
SiSoft Sandra XI
- eVGA Nvidia nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard
- Kingston HyperX DDR2-800 Memory (2 x 1 GB, CAS 4-4-4-16)
- ATI Radeon X1950 GT 256MB (ATI Catalyst 7.4 Driver)
- Maxtor DiamondMax 10 Serial ATA Hard Disk
- Plextor PX-755SA DVD+/-RW Drive
- Corsair HX620W 620W Power Supply
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition (32-bit)
- Intel Pentium E2140 (1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2)
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (1.86 GHz / 2 MB L2)
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 (2.13 GHz / 4 MB L2)
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4 GHz / 4 MB L2)
Our raw CPU synthetic tests show both sides of the Pentium E2410. At stock speeds, we see a 10-15% performance gap between it and the slowest Core 2 Duo, which is right in line with what we expected (considering the Pentium is running at a slower clock speed and has half the cache).
When overclocked, however, we see the performance of this chip skyrocket. In these synthetic tests, we’re seeing nearly double the performance with a simple air-cooled overclock, allowing this dual-core chip with 1 MB of cache to easily outperform Intel’s mid-rage Core 2 Duo lineup with 2 MB and 4 MB of cache.