Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 23 July 2007 14:18

Intel's cheap E2160 Core 2 Duo goes 3.5 GHz

Written by Fudzilla staff
Image

Review: Cheap overclocking miracle

 



Supplied by Genelec Tuzla
www.genelec.ba
Price:
154 KM - about €80 (without tax - VAT)
179 KM - about €90 (with tax - VAT)

 

Our brand new Bosnian lab tested the cheapest Intel processor based on Core 2 Duo architecture. This product should be interesting to our readers mostly because of its price/performance ratio, but also for its overclocking potential. At the time we received this processor its slightly weaker E2140 sibling was not available, i.e. they sell great over here, but the difference in price between this one and the one we tested isn’t that significant.

From a technical standpoint they’re not that different either. The tested model brings only 200MHz more compared to the cheapest E2140, while the specs are the same: 1MB L2 cache and 800MHz FSB.

To our surprise, the cheap C2D E2160 gave good performance on stock frequencies, and it was more than receptive when it comes to overclocking.

proc_kutija


Core 2 Duo architecture brought about Intels market supremacy, but in the lower sector AMD x2 still seems like a good deal. By launching the new E21xx series the situation turned around, and the cheap AMD X2 processors finally have a worthy adversary.

Intel E2140 is currently priced at around €80, whereas the E2160 which we tested will cost you about €90. AMD is selling their Athlon 64 X2 processors for even less: an X2 3600 costs around €60 and X2 3800 is about €70. Bear in mind that an averagely equipped motherboard for AMD processors is generally cheaper than its Intel counterparts. 

cpuz_e2160


So, as we’ve said earlier, E2160 is in the lower class and unlike its big brothers it has only 1MB of L2 cache, and works at 800MHz FSB. The model we’ve tested runs at 1800MHz, with x9.0 multiplier. Of course, we’re talking about a processor with two cores.

 

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »
(Page 1 of 4)
Last modified on Monday, 23 July 2007 14:50
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments