System Specs, Memory Performance

- Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 (2.40GHz) LGA775
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.40GHz) LGA775
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (1.86GHz) LGA775
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (1.86GHz) LGA775
- Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 (2.00GHz) LGA775
- Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.80GHz) LGA775
- Intel Pentium E2160 (1.80GHz) LGA775
- Intel Pentium E2140 (1.60GHz) LGA775


- x2 1024MB Corsair XMS PC-6400 CAS4 Module(s)


- ASUS P5N-E SLI (nForce 650i SLI)


- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)


- Seagate 250GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)


- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB)


- Microsoft Windows XP Pro (SP2)
- Nvidia nForce 650i 8.26
- Nvidia Forceware 158.22


When it comes to memory bandwidth performance between the processor and the actual memory modules, the L2 cache capacity does not really have much of an impact on performance. As a result the E2160 delivered similar performance to the equally clocked E4300. The E2140 was slightly slower, though there was very little in it. All the 800MHz FSB processors delivered similar performance, with the 2.00GHz E4400 being the fastest!