Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor ReviewTue, Apr 08, 2008 - 12:00 AM
Sandra XII SP1 Memory Bandwidth
Sisoft; Sandra XII SP1:
The Sisoft Sandra XII SP1 benchmark utility just came out a couple months ago and we have started to include it in out benchmarking. With Sandra XII SP1 you can now easily compare the performance of the tested device with its speed and its (published) power (TDP)! Sandra XII SP1 also has SSE4 (Intel) and SSE4A (AMD) benchmark code-paths, which is great for those of you testing next-generation AMD & Intel chips.
Results: Sandra XII SP1 showed that the Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 has decent memory bandwidth, but with just a 1066MHz FSB the DDR3 memory is operating at 1066MHz with CL7 timings. This isn’t enough to compete with the other platforms at higher memory frequencies.