Intel Core 2 Duo E2160 Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
There has arguably never been a better time to build a new computer. Component prices have dropped across the board, and consumers are getting unprecedented bang-for-the-buck. This is particularly true in the budget processor sector, where AMD and Intel have introduced impressively cheap, yet capable, new products. NeoSeeker has posted a review of the Intel Core 2 Duo E2160, an affordable dual-core processor.
Heres what they had to say:
At <$100, getting a dual processor that will clock to over 3GHz - 3.2GHz with our sample - is nothing to sneeze at. Sure, AMD has even cheaper parts - the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ comes to mind - however there is no question that this chip will outperform it for number crunching and gaming. The X2 4200+ which is at the same price point at stock does outperform the E2160 for business applications; however once we overclock the E2160, again, its no contest.
Since there is only a $25 difference between the E2160 and the E4300, I would obviously recommend the latter, since the Core architecture benefits greatly from the extra L2 cache in certain applications. Also, the E4300 tends to overclock better than its cheaper sibling.
Click here read the full review.
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