Well, everything seems pretty clear. Summing up everything we have just said, we can state that new dual-core Core 2 Duo E8500, E8400 and E8200 processors on 45nm cores are great from all stand points.
This year’s Centrino update is much more back to the basics: performance goes up, as does battery life, and Intel does it all at no additional cost to the end user.
Current Santa Rosa owners don’t really have any burning need to go out and upgrade their systems, but if you were thinking about buying a new laptop you might as well hold off for another month so that these Penryn based systems can hit the streets.
If you have an aging Centrino notebook, now would be a good time to upgrade. We suspect that the timing of Intel’s mobile Penryn announcement may have something to do with the fact that Apple will be holding its MacWorld conference next week.
On January 20, 2008 Intel starts selling their first dual-core processor in the budget Celeron family. Will this cause a revolution in the low-end processor market?
If you are in the market for a computer upgrade or want to make the move to 45nm, the E8400 is a superb choice and will no doubt become the most popular 45nm Dual-Core model. It delivers top-rate performance, increased thermal benefits, greater power efficiency and best of all, sells for an easy-to-swallow $220, on average.
unclewebb said:It's just a number and for most people that are unable to calibrate due to sticking sensors or simply don't bother, it's not even a very accurate number. Overclock as high as you want and let stability be your guide.