neoseeker.com: The E6300 sits at the bottom of Intel's Desktop Core 2 lineup and despite being a brand new chip, can be had for less than $200 from major online retailers. It's clocked at 1.86 GHz, just over 2GHz less than the 2.16 GHz E6400 which can be had for under $250.
legionhardware.com: The last Intel vs. AMD comparison was made back in July of 2006 when the Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 was released. Since then it has seemed somewhat pointless to pitch the aging AMD Athlon64 processors against the Core 2 Duo lineup. While the AMD dual-core processors are still very impressive and are the one and only reason that we have these Core 2 Duo processors, AMD needed to slash prices by more than 50% if they wished to remain competitive.
/proc/cpuinfo output for one Intel Core 2 6400 core.