The refresh of the E6550, the E6450 offers a great way to chart the performance differences between the Conroe and Wolfdale as they are essentially the same chip.  If you check out the full review at t-break, you can see that the various optimizations and the extra 2MB cache help in many applications, but don’t really impact game performance that much.

You can also get a good look at Intel’s plans for 2008 thanks to Ryan posting their roadmaps.

“We take a look at the lower-end of the Penryn architecture today in the form of a 2.33GHz Dual Core Wolfdale CPU and find out how much extra performance has Intel managed to produce cover the Conroe.”

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