Intel E4300/G965 vs AMD low-power chips

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 18 2007 @ 03:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The guys from The Tech Report got a request from Intel to do a test to see how their Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 alongside the G965 Express chipset lines up against the low-power AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 and AMD 690G chipset.

To their surprise, they found that the Intel config provides a very power-efficient system that can nearly rival AMD's low-power desktop platform.
These results don't really alter our original estimation of the Athlon X2 BE-2350 and 690G chipset combo. AMD has achieved a smaller power footprint than the competition by offering a CPU specifically tailored for low-power applications, and we're pleased to see that development. At its price, the BE-2350 remains a bargain.

We've learned, however, that the Core 2 Duo E4300 and G965 chipset can also form the nucleus of a very power-efficient system, one that nearly rivals AMD's low-power desktop platform. That's true in spite of the fact that the Core 2 Duo E4300 isn't billed as an especially low-power part like the Athlon X2 BE-2350 is. That's an impressive result, in my view, and a testament to the overall power efficiency of Intel's standard desktop Core 2 Duo processors and their supporting chipsets.
More details at The Tech Report.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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