New Intel Core 2 Duo Systems Reach Top Ranks

Velocity Micro's PC was the top value performer by a mile.
Velocity Micro's PC was the top value performer by a mile.
Intel's new Core 2 Duo processors are shaking things up on both sides of our Top 10 Desktop PCs chart this month.

Four of the five systems we tested that are powered by Core 2 Duo processors made the cut: two models from Dell; and our new Best Buys, CyberPower's Gamer Infinity SLI Ultra in the power category and Velocity Micro's Vector GX Campus Edition among value PCs. The fifth Core 2 Duo model, ABS's Ultimate X9, logged the highest performance ever on our WorldBench 5 tests, with a score of 181, but it missed the chart due to design flaws.

Micro Express's new Athlon 64\0x2013based MicroFlex 60B wins a spot on the power list, too, while the value category hosts new models from eMachines, CyberPower, and Shuttle.

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