“If you thought the Pentium name was dead, think again. We’ve just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the performance, power consumption, and overclockability of Intel’s brand-new Pentium E2140 dual-core processor. This chip is derivative of the ‘Conroe’ core used in the Core 2 Duo family of processors, but with a smaller cache and lower FSB and core frequencies. At under $100, it proved to be a solid value, especially after we overclocked it to almost 3GHz using the stock air-cooler.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- New Budget Dual-Core CPUs: Intel Pentium E2160 and Pentium E2140 @ X-bit Labs
- Why You Should AVOID Core 2 Duo Engineering Samples Rev. 2.0 @ TechARP
Intel’s Pentium E2140 is a stripped down Conroe with a cut rate price. The L2 cache becomes 1MB, and is shared between the 2 cores, and the FSB is reduced to 800MHz. HotHardware’s testing showed it to be about 10% slower than the C2D E6300, and about half the price. They also pushed the 1.6GHz chip up to 2.9GHz with stock cooling.