Monday, May 11, 2009

New Pentium Dual Core E6300

No this is not a typo, or the rehashing of old news, we are talking about a new 45nm Pentium Dual core not the old 65nm Core 2 Duo.

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According to Japanese website the new E6300 retail boxes have been spotted at a few retailers. The new boxes carry the rather interesting part number "E6300", however this "new" E6300 is a faster more efficient chip. While the Core 2 Duo E6300 is clocked at 1.86 GHz, with 2 MB of L2 cache and a 1066 MHz FSB, the new Pentium E6300 is clocked at 2.80 GHz with the same FSB speed and L2 cache size.

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Bedsides the faster clock speeds the new E6300 It is based on the 45 nm Wolfdale-2M core meaning the chip will not only be faster but will require less energy and should run slightly cooler. Pricing on the new chips was another interesting aspect. notes its price to be at ¥8,880 around US $90 placing it just about the current street price of the slightly slower Intel Pentium E5400 and slight cheaper than the similarly spec'd Intel Core 2 Duo E7400.

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