Intel Core 2 Duo does not really need much of an introduction at this time more than a year after its début. The CPU
price war and further price reduction last July together with the collapse of DDR2 price in recent months has become a little paradise for computer shoppers. So much so, the E4500 has not even touched the interest of many hardware review sites with 1333FSB, Quad Cores and X38 chipset dominate most of the headlines.
However, with $1 price difference; E4300, E4400,
differ only in multipliers of 9, 10 and 11 respectively may be worthy to look into. Particularly, the new M0 stepping found in all E4500.
CPUID v.1.41 reports the CPU voltage pretty much right on
E4400 L2 on the left; E4500 M0 on the right
While I was looking for the processor S-spec, I was surprised to find out Intel has changed almost all the C2D S-spec core Voltage to read 0.85 to 1.5V. Interesting! I snapped a few screen shots for keep sake.
I've read a couple quick snaps on how well the E4500 overclocks; so well that it was hard to believe. Yet, another reported disappointing result. Let's find out, shall we?