Monday, May 11th 2009

Pentium Dual Core E6300 Spotted

Intel continues to use the Pentium brand name for its series of downscaled Core 2 series processors between the Core 2 Duo and Celeron lines. Japanese website ASCII.jp spotted a new model under the series, the E6300, originally slated for end of May. A retail box was spotted at a ground store. The most peculiar part of the name is its model number "E6300", which that has been used by one of the earliest Core 2 Duo models. The Pentium E6300 however, is the faster chip. While the Core 2 Duo E6300 is clocked at 1.86 GHz, with 2 MB of L2 cache and 1066 MHz FSB, the Pentium E6300 is clocked at 2.80 GHz with the same FSB speed and L2 cache size.

The Pentium E6300 achieves its 2.80 GHz speed with a bus multiplier of 10.5 (x 266 MHz). It is based on the 45 nm Wolfdale-2M core. The model follows the Pentium E5400 (2.70 GHz, 13.5 x 200 MHz) and falls into the E6000 series for having the 1066 MHz FSB. So in essence, it falls between the E5000 series' use of the Wolfdale-2M core, and the E7000 series' use of the 1066 MHz FSB. ASCII.jp notes its price to be at ¥8,880 (around US $90).


Source: ASCII.jp
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30 Comments on Pentium Dual Core E6300 Spotted

#1
Apocolypse007
The fact that the core 2 named cpu's fall behind the Pentium branded processors with the same name kind of bothers me a bit.
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#2
OnBoard
Now make a Q6300 out of that and I'm interested :)
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#4
eidairaman1
by: Apocolypse007
The fact that the core 2 named cpu's fall behind the Pentium branded processors with the same name kind of bothers me a bit.
everyone is so used to the Pentium Brand they think Core 2 is Inferior like Celeron.
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#5
Studabaker
Not bad, it's an E7400 with 1MB less cache.
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#6
Hayder_Master
so this E6300 cost 90$ , bit more $ to get core 2 duo with 3M cash
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#7
Studabaker
by: hayder.master
so this E6300 cost 90$ , bit more $ to get core 2 duo with 3M cash
Yep $30 more for the extra 1MB cache, but it all depends on whether or not what you're doing requires a large cache. I'd like to see how it fares against the next best $90 AMD offering!
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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
This is the $90 AMD processor. It will crush E6300 at multi-tasking, but maybe not gaming. Duncan1 is right, E6300 should sell for $84 when it officially reaches retail.
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#9
Studabaker
by: btarunr
This is the $90 AMD processor. It will crush E6300 at multi-tasking, but maybe not gaming
That is exactly why I went with Intel over AMD.
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#11
tkpenalty
by: btarunr
This is the $90 AMD processor. It will crush E6300 at multi-tasking, but maybe not gaming. Duncan1 is right, E6300 should sell for $84 when it officially reaches retail.
and come with an unusually high faliure rate for CPUs...
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#12
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: tkpenalty
and come with an unusually high faliure rate for CPUs...
B2 Phenom is known to carry the TLB erratum, which does not result in CPU failure. It only affects reliability in mission-critical environments and overclocking headroom (myth), to the PC consumer who isn't interested in serious overclocking, it's of little or no consequence, if that's what you meant.
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#13
theorw
My poor little core 2 6300 bursts into tears...:(:(
But it will be laughing again as soon as it reaches 4ghz!!(ocing on the way...;):cool:)
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#14
lemonadesoda
Interesting news. Any info on TDP?

by: btarunr
...while the latter is ..., the former is ..
(politely) Very confusing sentence structure. Former and latter should be in that order, logically, and should also refer to chronological order, not the out-of-chronological-order that you constructed (or quoted) in your sentence. The odd sentence may have been picked up from the source document.

Yes, natives and fluent foreigners can decypher what you mean, but the sentence structure is odd, overly complex for intermediate speakers, and misses a diamond award: http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/ :toast:
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#15
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
TDP is 65W. Also, thanks for the grammar lesson.
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#16
lemonadesoda
by: btarunr
TDP is 65W.
Thanks for info. I really hope Intel "closes" s775 with lower power CPUs, like the Xeon range. 45W would be a nice lower end s775 CPU for silent/reduced power PCs.
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#17
kaneda
nerrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

my E6300 is overclocked to 2.8 anyway. :D
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#18
tigger
I'm the only one
Tetsuo :p

I got my lowly E6300 to 3.9ghz,I might grab myself on of these if they're cheap in the uk just to see how far i can push it.
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#19
Scrizz
and to think I paid more for a C2D 6300 :shadedshu
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#20
kaneda
by: tigger
Tetsuo :p

I got my lowly E6300 to 3.9ghz,I might grab myself on of these if they're cheap in the uk just to see how far i can push it.
crazy OC XD.

and TETSUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo
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#21
kaneda
by: Scrizz
and to think I paid more for a C2D 6300 :shadedshu
yeah man £112 when i got mine iirc, bought it along with my Sapphire X1950pro( £117)

XD. I miss the days when this was enough.
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#22
h3llb3nd4
I bet you intel is gonna come up with a pentium D E6750...
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#23
PCpraiser100
Hmmmm, that might be a lovely CPU to my future plans of a media build...
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#24
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: btarunr
This is the $90 AMD processor. It will crush E6300 at multi-tasking, but maybe not gaming. Duncan1 is right, E6300 should sell for $84 when it officially reaches retail.
More like this...

The 9600 might be cheap, but it is cheap for a reason, it sucks unless you are really going to use the multi-tasking, and most users will not. They overclock like crap, you'll be lucky to get to 3.0GHz with one.
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#25
scope54
also amd is coming out with a whole bunch of new cpus based off the phenom II
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