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Intel Core 2 Duo E6320/6420: The Long Awaited Low-End
Written by Gizmo   
Sunday, 15 July 2007 23:30

Digit-Life show us what to expect from these chips:

In this article we'll examine performance and other characteristics of two processors that came out relatively recently: Intel Core 2 Duo 6320 and Core 2 Duo 6420. It is easy to notice that they are only distinguished from the older C2D E6300/6400 by a complete and full-sized, as in high-end models, 4MB shared L2 cache. However, besides explicit differences, there is one less evident – the newer stepping technology. In theory this could have lead to a change in such an important characteristic as power consumption. Well, let's see the test results...

Read the full review at Digit-Life:

One can't describe advantage of 6320 model over the older 6300 as fantastic. Moreover, 6320 has lost to the much less expensive Core 2 Duo E4400. In general, the fist result is not impressive at all: was it worth piling up another 2 megabytes of cache in order to get a 3% gain?

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