Intel Pentium E2200 Review

Entry-level Desktop processor released in 2009 with 2 cores and 2 threads. With base clock at 2.2GHz, max speed at 2.2GHz, and a 65W power rating. Pentium E2200 is based on the Conroe 65nm family and part of the Pentium series.
Price 55%
Speed 28%
Productivity 18%
Gaming 56%
Category Desktop
Target entry-level
Socket Compatibility LGA775
Integrated Graphics None
Cooler Included No
Overclock Potential 0 %
Year 2009 Model
Price 185.79 USD
Number of Cores 2 Cores
Number of Threads 2 Threads
Core Frequency 2.2 GHz
Boost Frequency 2.2 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 2.2 GHz
Power Consumption 65 W
Manufacturing Process 65 nm
L3 Cache 0 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 16 GB
Price-Value Score 55 %
Speed Score 28 %
Productivity Score 18 %
Gaming Score 56 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 74.7 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 37.3 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 18.7 %
Overall Score 22/100

The Pentium E2200 is one of Intel's entry-level Desktop processors. It was released in 2009 with 2 cores and 2 threads. With base clock at 2.2GHz, max speed at 2.2GHz, and a 65W power rating. The Pentium E2200 is based on the Conroe 65nm family and is part of the Pentium series.

As the higher-priced version of the Pentium E2180, the Pentium E2200 has higher base and Boost frequencies of 2.2 and 2.2 GHz, respectively. That's an increase in base frequency and a bump to boost clocks, but the real advantage should lay in the higher Package Power Tracking (PPT) envelope, which is a measurement of the maximum amount of power delivered to the socket. The Pentium E2180's PPT tops out at 65W, while the motherboard can pump up to 142W to the Pentium E2200 at peak performance. That opens up much more aggressive boost behavior, on both single and multiple cores, that could widen the performance gap beyond what we see on the spec sheet.

The Intel Pentium E2200 has a 65W TDP, and with that fairly low amount of power, it's able to deliver quite a lot. This processor can keep up with even the AMD Athlon II X3 460, a processor that considerably costs more and consumes more power, with its TDP of 95W.

So which should you buy? Let's get that out of the way. Before this comparison review we updated our Best CPU feature and we said you should go with the Athlon II X3 455 as it comes with a better stock cooler, can be overclocked, and the AM3 platform offers a significantly better upgrade path.

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the Intel Pentium E2200 2-core desktop processor that was released in Jan 2009. Intel offers the Pentium E2200 without integrated graphics. It runs $185.79 shipped and is ideal for those that plan on using it a system with a dedicated graphics card.

That said, Intel still lags behind in frequency when the Athlon II X3 460 operates at 3.4GHz at any given moment and 3.4GHz when push comes to shove.

If extended overclocking and boost frequencies are trivial matters to you, Intel also offers the Pentium E2180 at $146.96. It’s still outfitted with 2-cores and 2-threads, but clocks in at a slower 2GHz and maxes out at only 2GHz.

That said, to squeeze out all the potential of this surprisingly potent entry-level chip, you’ll want (and need) to splurge on an enthusiast-grade Q45, VIA P4M890, X38 motherboard.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Pentium CPUs, Intel's attack on AMD now extends down into the entry-level with its Pentium E2200 processors, which the company is making available as of Jan 2009.

Which GPU to Pick for Intel Pentium E2200

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the Intel Pentium E2200.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24GB $ 1,599 $ 16 100.1 FPS
189.8 FPS
156 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 8.6 93.4 FPS
177.2 FPS
145.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB $ 999 $ 11.1 90.3 FPS
168.2 FPS
125.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB $ 1,199 $ 13.8 86.8 FPS
164.4 FPS
135.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB $ 799 $ 9.6 83.3 FPS
157.9 FPS
129.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB $ 899 $ 11 82.1 FPS
152.9 FPS
114.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 19.2 78 FPS
142.6 FPS
110.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT 16GB $ 1,099 $ 14.7 74.6 FPS
139 FPS
103.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB $ 1,999 $ 27.2 73.4 FPS
139.1 FPS
114.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB $ 999 $ 13.7 73.1 FPS
134.5 FPS
102.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB $ 649 $ 9.4 68.8 FPS
126.6 FPS
96.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 11.8 68 FPS
126.8 FPS
101.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 10.3 67.9 FPS
124.3 FPS
96.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB $ 599 $ 9.1 65.6 FPS
121.3 FPS
98.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 10GB $ 599 $ 10.3 58.3 FPS
107.5 FPS
84.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB $ 579 $ 10.6 54.5 FPS
100.3 FPS
76.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 9.6 52 FPS
95.1 FPS
73.5 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 52.4 47.7 FPS
90.1 FPS
70.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 27.9 46.5 FPS
87.8 FPS
68.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB $ 479 $ 10.4 45.9 FPS
85 FPS
63.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB 8GB $ 399 $ 8.8 45.1 FPS
84.5 FPS
67.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB $ 399 $ 9.4 42.6 FPS
80 FPS
63.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 16.6 42.2 FPS
78.9 FPS
61.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 9.8 40.7 FPS
75.7 FPS
57.9 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 74.2 40.4 FPS
76.4 FPS
60.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB $ 299 $ 7.4 40.4 FPS
76.1 FPS
60.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7600 8GB $ 269 $ 6.7 40.4 FPS
75.2 FPS
57.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 17.5 39.9 FPS
73.8 FPS
56.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB $ 379 $ 9.9 38.2 FPS
70.7 FPS
53.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 20.3 37.4 FPS
70.4 FPS
54.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 13.5 37.1 FPS
67.9 FPS
52.5 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 19.1 36.6 FPS
67.4 FPS
51.3 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 32.8 36.6 FPS
67.9 FPS
53.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 11.2 35.7 FPS
65.6 FPS
49.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 14.2 35.2 FPS
63.5 FPS
49.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 8GB $ 200 $ 5.7 35.2 FPS
65.6 FPS
52.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $ 329 $ 9.4 34.9 FPS
64.1 FPS
50 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 12 33.3 FPS
59.1 FPS
45.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 10.7 32.7 FPS
60.2 FPS
45.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 15.7 31.7 FPS
57.5 FPS
43.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 11.2 31.3 FPS
54.3 FPS
41 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 9.1 30.8 FPS
56.3 FPS
42.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 50.5 29.7 FPS
53.2 FPS
43.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 16.8 29.7 FPS
54.6 FPS
41.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 13.9 29.4 FPS
53.3 FPS
40.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 6GB $ 249 $ 8.6 28.8 FPS
51.8 FPS
40 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 34.9 28.6 FPS
51.2 FPS
38.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 10 28 FPS
50.7 FPS
38.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 14.4 27.8 FPS
51.1 FPS
38.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 14.7 27.1 FPS
48.6 FPS
36.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 8.7 26.4 FPS
47.9 FPS
36.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 26.1 24.9 FPS
44.9 FPS
34.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 8.9 24.8 FPS
45 FPS
34.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 11.8 23.6 FPS
41.5 FPS
30.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 28.7 22.6 FPS
42.6 FPS
33.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 7.4 21.6 FPS
39.1 FPS
29.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 9.3 21.4 FPS
37.7 FPS
27.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 25.8 21.3 FPS
38 FPS
29.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 11 20.9 FPS
36.7 FPS
27.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 31.7 20.5 FPS
38.1 FPS
29.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 50.2 19.9 FPS
35.3 FPS
28.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 28.3 19.4 FPS
35.9 FPS
27.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 13.1 19.4 FPS
34.3 FPS
26.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 8.8 19.2 FPS
33.9 FPS
25 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 22.9 18.7 FPS
34.4 FPS
26.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 9.2 18.4 FPS
32.7 FPS
24.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 18.2 18.1 FPS
31.8 FPS
25.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 22.7 17.6 FPS
32 FPS
24.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 18.8 17.5 FPS
31.4 FPS
22.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 9.8 17.2 FPS
31 FPS
23 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 9 16.5 FPS
29.6 FPS
22.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 11.6 15.4 FPS
27.8 FPS
21 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 17.8 12.9 FPS
23.1 FPS
17.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 21.5 11.6 FPS
20.8 FPS
15.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 17.3 11.5 FPS
20.6 FPS
15.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 14.8 11.4 FPS
20.4 FPS
15.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 24.9 11.2 FPS
20.3 FPS
14.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 17.9 11.1 FPS
19.8 FPS
14.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 17.4 9.7 FPS
17.2 FPS
12.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 11.1 8.9 FPS
15.7 FPS
11.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 18.1 8.8 FPS
15.4 FPS
11.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 17.3 8.6 FPS
14.5 FPS
11.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 17.5 8.5 FPS
14 FPS
10.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 17.7 7.9 FPS
13.9 FPS
10.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 19.6 7.6 FPS
12 FPS
9.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 12.7 6.2 FPS
11.1 FPS
8.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 13.2 6 FPS
10.5 FPS
7.6 FPS
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