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E6850 vs. E8400

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Slatter, 3 Apr 2008.

  1. Slatter

    Slatter Mesh Addict

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    OK,

    These Intel processors got my head all tied up in knots....

    Which should I buy if I want better overall system performance?

    I have an 7950 GX2 now and will most definitely be getting a 9800 GX2.
    I use an Audigy2 now and will be upgrading to X-Fi for sure.

    I will get any matching board as required....


    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help....
     
  2. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    I will be ordering the E8400 at the weekend and have read up quite a lot about them. They can all overclock easily to 3.6GHz and a lot can make it to 4.5 (50% increase) with more to spare. This article has responses from real users using the E8400 and so isn't a review of 1 chip from one hardware reviewer.

    as for the E6850 ... it uses the older technology but other than that, I don't know much about it.
     
  3. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    go for E8400 without a doubt. it's newer, sort of cooler, and tiny bit faster clock for clock.

    don't go with 9800Gx2, it's a waste of money (unless you've got 30inch screen) hold on to your wallets until 9900GTX comes out
     
  4. Guest-23315

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    e8400 - without question.
     
  5. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    If you're running Vista, don't bother with the X-Fi. See this thread for some damn good reasons why...

    Andy
     
  6. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Can you wait until Monday? ;)
     
  7. cmberry20

    cmberry20 Mad Scientist

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    The E8400 is in first & second place on the forum member SuperPi league.

    I'm the second place person!!
     
  8. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    What did you clock it to and on what board?

    FS 4.5GHz... I've got to crack a 10s Super Pi.
     
  9. Guest-23315

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    Why monday M.C. Bindi?
     
  10. Asulc

    Asulc Minimodder

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    Yeah, why monday?
    e8400 all the way!
     
  11. Rege

    Rege What's a Dremel?

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    They cost more or less the same now, but earlier 8400 was even cheaper ( I wonder why they ha ve incresed price on wolfdales recently), so still 8400 is the choice.
     
  12. Slatter

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    Got the E8400.... its beautiful.... runs the 3870 X2 really well.
     
  13. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Don't ask, because he can't tell you. :p
     
  14. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    keep the audigy 2 over the x-fi. or buy something thats not from creative. I still use an older audigy and it works fine to be honest.
     
  15. Asulc

    Asulc Minimodder

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    Apparently... being the bad boy and not talking to us any more.... time to go sulk...

    Just kidding Bindi! Don't hurt me!
     
  16. alleyne

    alleyne What's a Dremel?

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    what about wait till Monday? (or am i blind haha)
    ________
    Yamaha Yz 400
     
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  17. Asulc

    Asulc Minimodder

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    apparently we are not supposed to ask... haha
     
  18. Asulc

    Asulc Minimodder

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    Must be.
     

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