AMD tell us that the Athlon 7750 will be priced around £60 when released and therefore we can get a good baseline on performance with a Celeron E1400 which retails at around the £50 mark. We do not recommend that you see the processors as directcompetition as the Celeron will likely fall a little in price with the Athlon retaining its price for some time.
The Celeron E1400 uses the Conroe core, also used by the Core 2 range, and is a 65nm dual core Processor using socket 775. The core voltage is 1.25v and this is a 65w model. We have a 2000MHz clockrate on this processor using an 800MHz FSB and 10x multiplier. Cache levels sit at 2x32kb L1 Data and Instruction and 512kbytes of Level 2. Finally, this processor is 64 bit compatible and supports SSE levels up to version 3.
Last month Intel launched their Z97 chipset, essentially an evolution of Z87, which in many cases brought new features such as SATA Express and M.2 compatibility to the mainstream desktop market. There was of course no new CPU at that time with the existing socket 1150 processors working without issue in the new boards. Since then though Intel launched (along with some lower spec models) the Core i7-4790K, a model which sits at the top of their mainstream platform. Today we see how it compares to various other models when installed on Gigabytes Z97X Gaming 5 and paired with PowerColors new dual core 290X Devil 13.
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