Intel Pentium P6200 Processor review
The Intel Pentium P6200 is a dual core processor clocked at 2.13 GHz . Based upon the same Arrandale architecture as the Intel Core i3 processor, it lacks Hyperthreading, which reduces its performance by an order of 10% compared to similarly clocked Core i3 Sandy Bridge. One of the decent feature of this architecture is the Integrated Memory Controller, by means of which the processor can communicate with the memory directly.
The performance of the Pentium P6200 is better than the similarly clocked, earlier Core 2 Duo Processor.
The Arrandale based Pentium P6200 is clocked at 2.13 GHz while the earlier Core 2 T7400 is clocked similarly at 2. 16 GHz. Check out the performance difference in the Pentium P6200 and the Core 2 7400.
The pentium P6200 has 3 MB of smart cache. In the smart cache the two cores share the Cache and amount of the cache allotted to the individual cores can be dynamically adjusted based upon the demand. The communication with the chipset is using fast differential DMI Bus at 2.5 GT/s. The DMI Bus replaces the older Front side Bus making communication with the peripherals free from bottleneck.
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The Integrated Memory Controller in the Pentium P6200 can support a maximum of 8 GB of memory. It can support the DDR3-800 and DDR3-1066. The integrated memory controller reduces the memory latency and improves the overall processor performance.
Built with 32 nm technology, the intel Pentium P6200 has a TDP rating at moderate 35 Watts. The Pentium P6200 has integrated intel HD graphics. You can get a mid range graphics performance with the intel HD integrated graphics. Do not expect to get very good performance for high end gaming. If you are looking for a good integrated graphics performance, you may like to wait till the launch of the Sandy Bridge processor.
The nominal frequency of the graphics section is 500 MHz. The graphics section has its independent turbo and the maximum turbo frequency supported is 667 MHz.
The Pentium P6200 bumps up the frequency of P6100 by 133 MHz ( P6100 is a 2 GHz processor). We should therefore see a performance improvement of the order of 5% in the P6200 as compared to the Pentium P6100.
On the down side Intel Pentium P6200 does not support the intel virtualization technology (Vt-x). The virtualization technology helps in systems than seamless transition between two operating systems.
We found very few notebooks powered by Pentium P6200 at the time of writing. Some models of HP G62t do contain the Intel Pentium P6200 processor