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Old 04-27-2009, 10:46 PM   #31 (permalink)
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No idea why that 6400+ is that expensive anyway. Like you said, the E8500 blows it away.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:10 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Especially when you get a i45 and overclock it. The amd x2's overclocked a little but nowhere near as much as the wolfdales do. Which is it what makes them so good, there is still alot more performance to gain at 4GHZ
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Yeah, the newer Phenom II's are pretty sweet at overclocking as well, but the older AMD chips aren't really.
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Haha I don't know why it is that expensive either. I just searched in the same pricerange and saw that and a 6000+ for a little cheaper

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Processors - Desktops

Here's a much better processor than that one. It is $50 cheaper than the e8500 and I think you could probably argue both ways which is better. I would probably go with the e8500 just because of its raw overclocking potential but they are both good processors

I will say that in the $100-$200 range, AMD wins in quad cores. All that intel has to offer there is the q8--- series and they were a flop.
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Yeah, there was a heated debate about the x3 720 and the E8400 in another thread. It's a matter of preference and what you do with it really.
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