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The iTunes test largely favors the Pentium E5200, as the stock $600 PC even squeaks out a win against the overclocked $650 PC.
A similar situation is seen in Lame, where once again the $650 PC is handed a loss to the previous budget SBM PC.
The Pentium E5200 trails at stock clocks, but catches up to the Phenom II once both are overclocked. Clock-for-clock the outcome would likely have shifted to slightly favor the E5200.
Here the two systems scale fairly evenly based on CPU core speed. Our $650 PC’s CPU upgrade rewarded another substantial decrease in job time at stock speeds, while its slightly higher boxed-cooler overclock allows it to finish eight seconds quicker than the previous system.