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The 2100 really is a beast of a chip for budget gaming. I honestly would like to have one.
     
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The 2100 really is a beast of a chip for budget gaming. I honestly would like to have one.

I own one and have been really happy with it so far. Even though it doesn't overclock I am still fine because of the superior arch it has.

It def is a nice chip if u can get it with a motherboard for $120. Otherwise I would spring for the i5.
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I found this article really interesting because I have both a 4ghz E8400 and a G620 in my possession, in similar configured rigs to each other, right now. Unfortunately my experience does not mirror this review, but I think that might due to the MSI H61M-P23 motherboard I'm using for the G620. This is a very subjective opinion but if you asked me to describe the performance of the G620, I would have to say it's the first CPU I've used in recent time that felt bottlenecked by it's cache memory. Basically I'm seeing this- the G620 handles small less intensive tasks really fast, but after a few seconds of nonstop intensive processing (like running a benchmark) it begins to chug. Suddenly the G620 is not so blazing fast.

Since this comes from you I don't think I will waste my time with the G620.

i3/i5/i7 or bust
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Yeah. I dont know one game that uses HT and even if it does it should not get more then 33% performance. Also find it surprising E8400 win in SC2 which is the most CPU demanding game i have played.

Because SC2 barely uses 2 cores...
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post #44 of 121
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It will be interesting to see how the i3 2100 Ivy Bridge equivalent will perform and at what price.

If current Ivy info is correct, the next i3 will have a 1.33x multiplier option for BCLK - effectively 133 MHz. Assuming the 100MHz BCLK can be increased to 105 MHz reliably, we might see:

3.1GHz x 1.33 x 1.05 = 4.33 GHz !!!

That would make just about every current dual core (including AMDs) obsolete. The danger though, is that if AMD becomes bankrupt (low / mid end chips is their only market), it'll be a bad future for both Intel and us.
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I went from a Core 2 Duo e8400 to a Core i7-3930K. I'll be finishing my SB-E build this weekend. Should be quite a big difference going from 2 cores to 6 cores especially with a SSD and second graphics card for crossfire HD6970s in 2560x1600 resolution. thumb.gif
     
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Plan on using this processor in a friend's build soon. Really is a shame that there's no k version, it would be a huge hit in the overclocking community (although that's a rather small community, relatively).
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The E8400 is still plenty powerful for an HTPC, a home server, or a spare "I don't want to use my i7-3930k dual-580 GPU rig and heat up my room just to check OCN" rig.
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I wonder how the E8400 compares to the Q6600 in modern-day benchmarks. I remember back when I bought my Q6600, half the people here were saying it was a stupid idea and I should have gone with an E8400 instead because it clocks higher, quad cores aren't utilized yet, blah blah blah. Yet, here I am today, playing BF3 on max settings with a Q6600. Are E8400 users doing that?
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Plan on using this processor in a friend's build soon. Really is a shame that there's no k version, it would be a huge hit in the overclocking community (although that's a rather small community, relatively).

This is the problem with all the current and soon to be current (Ivy Bridge) processors. It used to be, way back in the old days of a couple of years ago, that every chip could be overclocked. Now they lock down most of them and we're left with even fewer (K and X) models that anyone would say are worth buying. X models are price prohibitive for most, so we'll have 90% of people with K's. This is going to make the scene very homogenous.
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This is the problem with all the current and soon to be current (Ivy Bridge) processors. It used to be, way back in the old days of a couple of years ago, that every chip could be overclocked. Now they lock down most of them and we're left with even fewer (K and X) models that anyone would say are worth buying. X models are price prohibitive for most, so we'll have 90% of people with K's. This is going to make the scene very homogenous.

Overclocking used to be fun back when it was done via all sorts of hacks. Ever since it became just a few tweaks in BIOS I lost interest.
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