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okay what is the difference between a x6800 at 3ghz and an e6420 or e6600 at 3ghz. I mean they are both conroes so what is the difference that warents so much money.
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Well, they are preety much the same processor at the same clock, since they're the same chip, same cache. The only thing that warrants that price is the unlocked multiplier and the fact that the X6800 should be able to go MUCH MUCH higher overclocked than 3Ghz. You will obviously need some serious cooling...
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okay so running at the same speed its pretty much the same chip thanks for answering my dumb question lol
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due to the higher multiplier, the X6800 wont need excessive FSB speeds.
especially since its unlocked on all (Q)X****
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Originally Posted by ChielScape View Post
due to the higher multiplier, the X6800 wont need excessive FSB speeds.
especially since its unlocked on all (Q)X****
Which is exactly what sells them. Most serious overclockers like to keep their RAM at least 1:1 or higher for optimal speeds and if you have an unlocked multi your CPU speed is no longer limited by your RAM or FSB.
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