Two new Core 2 Duo's to be released on 20th April

"Along with earlier reported price cuts, Intel are releasing two new dual core CPU's on the 20th April"

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Intel to launch two new Wolfdales on 20th April
 
 
Intel are set to launch two new Core 2 Duo's on the 20th April, which happens to be the same day that a whole wave of price cuts on most of their other CPU's come in to effect.
 
First up is the Core 2 Duo E8300 45nm based CPU clocked at 2.83GHz with a 6MB cache and runs on a 1333 MHz FSB with a multiplier of 8.5.  Its been reported that this CPU will start selling for $169.  I've had a little search for UK suppliers and found that  PCNextDay have it listed at £127.89 Inc VAT but have no stock and no mention on when they will get any.  It is also listed at Scan but is on Pre-Order with a note that says to call them for a price.
 
The other CPU set for release is the E7200.  This processor is clocked at
2.53GHz with a 3MB cache and runs on a 1066MHz FSB with a multiplier of 9.5. This model is reportedly going to hit the market at $137.  Again though I've had a look for UK suppliers and come up with AdvanceTech listing it at £112.67 Inc VAT and Scan listing it at £92.20 Inc VAT.

The E7200 should cost somewhere in the region of the E4700 which is clocked slightly higher at 2.60GHz but has 1MB less cache and a 65nm core.  Another difference is that the E7200, as stated above runs on a 1066MHz FSB compared to the 800MHz FSB of the E4700.  Basically the E7200 is a Wolfdale dual core with half the cache thus making the CPU much cheaper.
 
 
Either of these two new CPU's tickle your fancy?
 
Let us know what you think in our forum.
 
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12-04-2008, 20:30:52

GavX
When I was using my old ASUS Crosshair mobo, this CPU could hit the 3Ghz easy as pie, but I have returned that motherboard (kept dying!) and now have my old nForce 570 and the thing can't hit the 3Ghz mark, it can't even do 2.9 stably :( I have heard of processors being OCed over long times not being able to hit as high an OC, but considering I ran 3Ghz for about 2 months I can't see this being the reason 200Mhz has escaped. Was the 570 chipset a poor OCer? My temps are pretty low, and I never threw extra voltage at the CPU before hand so have not done so this time. Ideas? It is not essential as this PC will just be my server when my Q9450 arrives, but it is a little annoying paying the extra ££ for an unlocked multiplayer and the extra yield being a whopping 200Mhz :( Ideas?

13-04-2008, 06:39:48

Luigi
The crosshair is an exceptional motherboard, the first ROG board.
Going to a less capable motherboard is always going to lower youre overclocking potential, my guess would be its nothing to do with the chip...

13-04-2008, 06:46:38

Toxcity

The crosshair is an exceptional motherboard, the first ROG board.
Going to a less capable motherboard is always going to lower youre overclocking potential, my guess would be its nothing to do with the chip...



Ditto, you downgraded your motherboard. Therefore downgraded your overclocking.

13-04-2008, 07:13:50

GavX
Good point, never thought that would be the case to such an extent. My ASUS RoG board seemed to hit a wall at 3.08Ghz but I hear people can get this chip to 3.4Ghz nor on this board, which is why I was confused, still thanks for the help all!

13-04-2008, 07:43:23

Luigi
its still chip dependant, just you will get more on the better boards.
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