We just recently linked to a review of the dual-core Core 2 Duo E8500, E8400 and E8200. The next chip in line to be reviewed is the cheapest of the quad-core parts, alias the Q9300, which is worth $266 thanks to its smaller 6MB cache. The 2.5GHz chip's performance is always slightly behind, or in one benchmark on par with the 3.0GHz QX6850 - apart from the one occasion in Crysis where a rather rude dual-core E6750 decided to pull ahead by 1 FPS.

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