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Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Review

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The first part of our testing regimen will be the system specific benchmarks.


Let's get started with Apophysis. This program is used primarily to render and generate fractal flame images. We will run this benchmark with the following settings:

  • Resolution: 2750x2048
  • Quality: 500
  • Limit Memory use: 512MB



The measurement used is time to render, in minutes, to complete.











Lower is Better


WinRAR is a tool to archive and compress large files to a manageable size. We will use 10MB, 100MB and 500MB files and test the time needed to compress these files. Time will be measured in seconds.










In Apophysis, the little E7200 came in just ahead of the Q6600 and Phenom, the clock speed being slightly higher had an impact on performance here. It still fell far short of the higher clocked CPUs but fell into its niche against the Q9300. In the WinRAR Zip testing, the E7200 gave most of the other chips a run for their money. When it comes tho the RAR testing, the worth of a quad core CPU is painfully obvious in the 500MB test.


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