Monday, October 20th 2008

Intel Releases Core 2 Duo E7400

Intel made an addition to its desktop processor lineup, by making Core 2 Duo E7400 official. The E7000 series dual-core processors mark the company's attempt to offer the benefits of the 45nm Penryn architecture with great value. Intel on its part, has respected the US $133 mark, with the new chip displacing the older E7300 chip to $113.

The Core 2 Duo E7400 is based on the 45nm Wolfdale-3M core. It features a clock speed of 2.80 GHz, and FSB speed of 1066 MHz. What it also means, is that it comes with a relatively high 10.5x FSB multiplier value. The processor features 3 MB of L2 cache.
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31 Comments on Intel Releases Core 2 Duo E7400

#2
xubidoo
so 3 different E7xxx chips from 2.53ghz - 2.8ghz ,wat a waste of time and money lol
all that effort for a total increase of just under 300mhz from the slowest to the fastest.

im sure they will do it again with an "E7500" @ 3ghz :)
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#3
BrankoJ
I already have 7200 (2.5Ghz) OC at 3.34 27/7 ... it works great with a very low voltage (1.22)
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#4
Mistral
How well does a E7x00 45nm Penryn compare to a E8x00 anyway? That high multiplier sounds like fun...
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#5
btarunr
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by: xubidoo
im sure they will do it again with an "E7500" @ 3ghz :)
Aye, E7500 (11x 266) = 2.93 GHz.
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#6
OnBoard
by: Mistral
How well does a E7x00 45nm Penryn compare to a E8x00 anyway? That high multiplier sounds like fun...
Well in those apps/games where 3M vs. 6m cache doesn't matter it's the same clock for clock. Games it's a few frames and E8000s run cooler and OC a bit better.

I'd still get E7200 for cheaper price or E7300 if those aren't around anymore. 1x or 0.5x multi difference is nothing. These crap out after 4GHz with air anyways so FSB isn't too high.

by: xubidoo
so 3 different E7xxx chips from 2.53ghz - 2.8ghz ,wat a waste of time and money lol
all that effort for a total increase of just under 300mhz from the slowest to the fastest.
Agree, they should have released E7200, then E7400 and then E7600 (3059mhz) and be done with it. But they made half multies, so now they have to use them.
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newtekie1
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by: xubidoo
so 3 different E7xxx chips from 2.53ghz - 2.8ghz ,wat a waste of time and money lol
all that effort for a total increase of just under 300mhz from the slowest to the fastest.

im sure they will do it again with an "E7500" @ 3ghz :)
It could be worse, they could do what AMD does and release multiple processor with exactly the same specs...:shadedshu

At least Intel is changing the clock speeds.
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btarunr
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by: newtekie1
It could be worse, they could do what AMD does and release multiple processor with exactly the same specs...:shadedshu
The last time Intel did that, was with the E0 stepping for some Wolfdale chips, which is quite recent.
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newtekie1
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by: btarunr
The last time Intel did that, was with the E0 stepping for some Wolfdale chips, which is quite recent.
That is just a revision change, not a completely different processor release. The E0 chips simply relaced the older chips in the market.
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#10
ShadowFold
I think if intel wants to get noobs to buy stuff they should release 8x400 chips. 1600FSB OOH AHH :p
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#11
JC316
Knows what makes you tick
Hmm, looks nice. I may have to pick up one up to play with.
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#12
theJesus
Anybody wanna buy an e7200? :laugh:

edit: newegg doesn't have 'em yet :(

but I did just notice the e5200 with a 12.5x multi (200 x 12.5 = 2500), but only 2mb cache. Anybody know how this compares to the e7x00 series in overclocking?
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#13
Solaris17
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by: theJesus
Anybody wanna buy an e7200? :laugh:

edit: newegg doesn't have 'em yet :(

but I did just notice the e5200 with a 12.5x multi (200 x 12.5 = 2500), but only 2mb cache. Anybody know how this compares to the e7x00 series in overclocking?
how much for the e7200?
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newtekie1
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by: theJesus
Anybody wanna buy an e7200? :laugh:

edit: newegg doesn't have 'em yet :(

but I did just notice the e5200 with a 12.5x multi (200 x 12.5 = 2500), but only 2mb cache. Anybody know how this compares to the e7x00 series in overclocking?
The E5200 has been out for a while. I haven't personally had experience with it(though I really want to), but I've heard 4.0GHz+ is possible with the right air cooling.
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#16
theJesus
by: Solaris17
how much for the e7200?
pm me with an offer, I'm not 100% sure whether I want to sell or not at the moment though :ohwell:
by: spearman914
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115052&Tpk=e7200 I LOLED AT the price its higher then E7400.
umm, what are you talking about? the 7400 is supposed to be $133. And newegg hasn't even listed it yet, so the 7200 and 7300 prices aren't what they should be.
by: newtekie1
The E5200 has been out for a while. I haven't personally had experience with it(though I really want to), but I've heard 4.0GHz+ is possible with the right air cooling.
hrm, I wonder if it would be worth it to "downgrade" to one of those . . . Any idea what voltage would be necessary for 4+?
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newtekie1
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by: theJesus
hrm, I wonder if it would be worth it to "downgrade" to one of those . . . Any idea what voltage would be necessary for 4+?
I've heard 1.4v or more is required for 4GHz+.
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#18
imperialreign
by: RadeonX2
<3 high multi's
Pentium 4s are still around :p


higher multis are nice, offer some more BUS OCing room if you can bring the multi down . . . but after a certain point, high stock multis get a little ridiculous (x23, anyone?)
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#19
theJesus
by: newtekie1
I've heard 1.4v or more is required for 4GHz+.
meh, that's about the same as my chip right now :ohwell:
by: imperialreign
Pentium 4s are still around :p


higher multis are nice, offer some more BUS OCing room if you can bring the multi down . . . but after a certain point, high stock multis get a little ridiculous (x23, anyone?)
lol I still have a pentium d 805 with a 20x multi
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#20
Wozzer
Will this mean it will bump the prices down of the others: E7200 (I'm thinking of getting)
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#21

looks like ill be picking an E7200 or a E8400 when prices drop to play with, people hitting 4.5Ghz + on 1.35V sounds very tempting to me :laugh:

Such high multi's just make these chips cry out to be overclocked.
#22
theJesus
I wish mine did 4.5ghz on 1.35v :cry:

I need to at least 1.45v to get 4.0ghz :banghead:
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#23
Wozzer
by: kyle2020
looks like ill be picking an E7200 or a E8400 when prices drop to play with, people hitting 4.5Ghz + on 1.35V sounds very tempting to me :laugh:

Such high multi's just make these chips cry out to be overclocked.
Me too.
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#24
theJesus
@kyle and wasley: you better make sure you get a good stepping/revision if you want 4.5 @1.35v cuz myself and a few others I've noticed need more voltage than that just to hit 4.0ghz :ohwell:
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by: theJesus
@kyle and wasley: you better make sure you get a good stepping/revision if you want 4.5 @1.35v cuz myself and a few others I've noticed need more voltage than that just to hit 4.0ghz :ohwell:
i was on about the E8400 haha. Sorry for the confusion :o
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