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how is it? i want a E6300 but if I cant get it i need a back up plan. So how is the 820? I need it for DVD shrink, (my big bro is in film school) and gaming. and OCing

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Its good for Ocing but it has NOTHING on a CD2...............
    
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If you aren't gonna get a Core 2, you might a well just save a few more bucks and get the Pentium D 805, which has been known to OC to 4 GHz+

Make sure you still get a C2D mobo and good RAM so you only need to upgrade CPU when the time comes.
    
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k, thx. but if AMD straightens things out by Xmas, then ill go with them. but ill bry to get the 805, or hopefully the E6300
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Well C2D isn't really the end all be all of everything. Sure, they are fast, and OC-able. But the fact is that a dual core AMD Opteron OC'ed to 3 GHz (I know it's a high clock, but it's been done many times) outruns a stock E6300, and holds its own against an E6400, assuming all this talk of Ops per Cycle and whatnot are true.

The Core 2 Duos have 2 MB shared L2 cache, Dual Core Opterons have 2 x 1 MB L2 Cache.

E6300: 1.86 x 12 ops per cycle = 22.32
E6400: 2.13 x 12 ops per cycle = 25.56
Opteron 170 @ 3 GHz: 3 x 9 ops per cycle = 27

Just from what people have said, looks like an OCed Opty holds its own against a stock Core 2 Duo...
    
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Opty has to be OCed to 3 Ghz to best a stock E6300? I did not know that
    
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Actually, it would beat an E6300 at 2.5 GHz if you want to get technical with it...

Now the E6600 and higher can not be matched by any AMD CPU, due to the extra L2 cache.
    
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