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Hardware Intel Core 2 Duo E8500, E8400 and E8200

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Apr 2008.

  1. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    I dont think the overclocking is the deal killer, but the price, how much less do you need to overclock it to get the same speed as a q6600 due to more cache and other improvements? Q6600 usually does around 3,6 Ghz (assuming good aircooling), so if the Q9450 could keep up at lets say around 3,4 Ghz that would mean 425 fsb which is possible on a good board. but then you look at the price, the Q6600 is like 150£ less... and the Q9300 comes with cut down cache and a 7 (arggh) mutli.
    so yes I agree, Q6600 still wins (or 8400 for gaming).
     
  2. Guest-16

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    Yea it's all down to price :):)
     
  3. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Which is why I'm still running a C2D. I just don't see the need TBH for quad right now. But I will eventually go to it.
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    the charts remember me when AMD cpus were the bomb... but now the graphs are reversed.... well, thats evolution.

    i do hope AMD does something good and quick.
     
  5. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    No wonder then it proved impossible for me to get my hands on a E8400...
     
  6. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    e8400 seems very, very attractive.

    but would it be a down grade if i go from q6600 to a e8400?
     
  7. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    got my E8400 this morning from www.advancetec.co.uk for a little over £136. Nice price too. Just need my motherboard to slot it in now.
    I went with the E8400 instead of the Q6600 basically because (for me) quad core is a waste. But yeah, I can't wait to see it overclock.
     
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  8. Guest-16

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    Its simply not worth it.
     
  9. Dvs98SK

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    I have an E8400 and i have to say i love it.
     
  10. rupbert

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    The E8400 would be nice if it could be found for that price, overclockers are selling it for £190!
     
  11. Primoz

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    I'm still on signle core (Celeron 420). Oh well. Saw a month old E6750 for 120 € but was stupid enough not to go for it :/
     
  12. CowBlazed

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    NCIX has had E3110 (e8400 equivalent) in stock for a while now, picked mine up almost 2 months ago for $209. E8400s are in stock now finnaly but the Xeons are the same and even use less voltage on average, the Q9300 and Q9450 and xeon equivalents have been available for a week or so now too.

    Mine overclocks to 4ghz quite easily using only 1.3V, suprised no mention about overclocking in the article.
     
  13. Dvs98SK

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  14. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    so, eta on q9 series review?
     
  15. Guest-16

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    Nope, we've not been sent one and they are even less available than E8000s in the UK.
     
  16. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    How is that 2gb vs 4gb vs 8gb review coming along... Or did I dream you saying that, can't find the post any more.
     
  17. Guest-16

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    Article Addendum: After reviewing the Phenom B3s for tomorrow's article we realised that the DivX 6.8 numbers originally quoted in this review were wrong (I've no idea why still, none of the settings have changed) - we've retested, rechecked and changed them.

    The Sisoft Sandra results were also buffered, not unbuffered, for the Phenom X4 9600 and 9500 and were about 700MB/s too fast - they've been changed too.
     
  18. centy

    centy DFI Nutter

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    Which DDR2 Kit was being used for the Intel benchmarks?
     
  19. Guest-16

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    Corsair XMS2 8500 C5. It doesn't really matter - we could have used the OCZ FlexXLC 9200, XTC SLI-Ready 6400-C4 or Kingston HyperX 9600 - all of them easily do 4-4-4-12-2T :)
     
  20. neal

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    im going to get e8400 in the next few days....im planning to overclock, is it worth geting watercooling? will it help to overclock it further?
     
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