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Intel Core 2 Duo E6400

Michael Larabel

Published on 29 April 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
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While the Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 has been around for about nine months, it remains an affordable and competitive processor for desktop users and gamers. The Core 2 Duo E6400 can be found for about $190 USD retail, which is roughly the same price as AMD's Athlon 64 X2 5600+. We have been using different Intel Core 2 Duo parts at Phoronix now since they were introduced last year, and we are very pleased by their Linux performance as well as overclocking capabilities. With virtually no effort, we had run the E6400 at 2.80GHz with ease when using the ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard. The E6400 can go much further when using water cooling solutions such as those by Swiftech or Thermaltake.

If you are after Intel server or workstation processors, you may be interested in our Xeon 5100 Woodcrest or Xeon 5300 Clovertown benchmarks. You may also be interested in our Intel Penryn and Nehalem information. Look for additional dual-core and quad-core benchmarks shortly under Linux and Solaris. Intel's Core 2 series can be discussed in the Phoronix Forums.

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About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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