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Today we're putting the latest sub-$200 CPUs into a cage match armed with nothing but the latest DirectX 11 games (plus a helping of StarCraft 2) to see how they fare. Can AMD's familiar Athlons and Phenoms stand up to the new Sandy Bridge-based CPUs? ...
Intel's latest generation of CPUs effectively picks up where the last one left off. Performance has been ratcheted up a notch and the energy consumption has gone down. This all-rounder is a real success....
Performance with applications, Performance with video games, Turbo mode, Reasonable energy consumption, Integrated graphics can improve decoding/encoding video and support Bluray 3D
Integrated graphics don't support DirectX 11 which would have improved the bitrate in some games
Whilst the lower end chips - 2300 and 2400 aren't capable of overclocking by way of altering the multiplier we can still channel in to excellent performance with stock CPU clock speeds. The benchmarks we ran clearly show that even the 2300 is capable of giving excellent results without even being overclocked. If you are going to head in the non-K direction, then its worth considering the H67 chipset of motherboa..