Intel Core 2 Duo E7200: A new entrant in Wolfdale-3M

The new Core 2 Duo E7200 is the first member of the “Wolfdale-3M” family. The other Wolfdale family of 45nm processors, which consists of the E8200, E8300, E8400 and E8500 processors still remain as the fastest Core 2 Duo processors, offering superior performance and efficiency not to mention stellar overclocking abilities. The Wolfdale-3M family is, as you may have […]

The new Core 2 Duo E7200 is the first member of the “Wolfdale-3M” family. The other Wolfdale family of 45nm processors, which consists of the E8200, E8300, E8400 and E8500 processors still remain as the fastest Core 2 Duo processors, offering superior performance and efficiency not to mention stellar overclocking abilities.

The Wolfdale-3M family is, as you may have guessed, a cut-down version, and as the name alludes to, these processors feature a smaller 3MB L2 cache and a 1066MHz FSB. With the Core 2 Duo E7200, Intel is offering a 45nm processor that is considerably more affordable than the cheapest Wolfdale (~$180), and even undercuts other budget oriented models such as the E6550 that roughly costs $160, while the E4700 is also more expensive at around $140.

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