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For those who have core 2, is the 4M E6320 worth the extra $80 over the E4300?
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I don't have an E6320 but I am going to put my opinion in here and recommend any E6 series over the E4 series.
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For those who have core 2, is the 4M E6320 worth the extra $80 over the E4300?
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Probably depends on what you're doing with it....

Check out some benchies:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...0_7.html#sect0
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We've seen some serious performance gains on 4 MB L2s over 2 MB L2s on some recent folding work units. Like Niklas stated, it really depends on what applications you're intending to run on the system as to the value you'll get for the extra money.
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I think its any where from 300 to 400 mhz to make up for the extra 2mb cache. I think it may be 400mhz going from 1mb to 2mb and 300 going from 2mb to 4mb . I would go with the 6series since they are really better chips not counting overclockability in every setup. If you ever need vertualizaiton tech you got it , the extra cache you go it, and they seem to be easier to oc to a higher value on a general basis (not every time).

Edit: the mhz comparisons are generalized, they are close but not exact so please dont try to flame me on them not being exact
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I think the extra cache will really help in future games+applications. No harm in having more right?
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