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Weighing the value of today's processors
When performance meets price
by Cyril Kowaliski

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Conclusions
After running 16 processors through a lengthy round of testing and analysis, we finally succeeded in unmasking the "final five"—the five chips that offer the best overall performance per dollar across our tests. If you haven't been paying attention, those are the Athlon 64 X2 3600+, the Core 2 Duo E4300, the Athlon 64 X2 5000+, the Athlon 64 X2 5600+, and the Core 2 Duo E6600.
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Among quad-core processors, the picture is much clearer. The Q6600 is quite obviously the most sensible choice compared to both AMD's underperforming Quad FX chips and Intel's overpriced Core 2 Extreme offerings.

[Source: The Tech Report]
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post #2 of 57
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In other words, Best Bang for the Buck CPU's performance wise are:
  1. Core 2 Duo E6600
  2. Athlon 64 X2 5600+
  3. Athlon 64 X2 5000+
  4. Core 2 Duo E4300
  5. Athlon 64 X2 3600+

Yay, I'm # 5
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Heck, they could have saved their time and effort, I think anyone who pays atttention around here could have told them that, lol. I think I speak for a lot of us regulars when I say "DUH!"
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post #4 of 57
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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
In other words, Best Bang for the Buck CPU's are:
  1. Core 2 Duo E6600
  2. Athlon 64 X2 5600+
  3. Athlon 64 X2 5000+
  4. Core 2 Duo E4300
  5. Athlon 64 X2 3600+

Yay, I'm # 5
where do you get those numbers? they mention the 3600 first...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
In other words, Best Bang for the Buck CPU's are:
  1. Core 2 Duo E6600
  2. Athlon 64 X2 5600+
  3. Athlon 64 X2 5000+
  4. Core 2 Duo E4300
  5. Athlon 64 X2 3600+

Yay, I'm # 5
I'm #1!

I'm definately gonna jump to the Q6600 when the price drop hits this month...
    
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where do you get those numbers? they mention the 3600 first...
performance wise
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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
performance wise
oh...so you made your own table, just confusing considering the link to the article any the thread being about the article...
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post #8 of 57
Actually the number one should by all measn go to the E4300.
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Actually the number one should by all measn go to the E4300.
Isn't the 3600 cheaper? And when OC'ed im'm sure it competes with even a E4300 OC'ed

Very nice budgeted CPU
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oh...so you made your own table, just confusing considering the link to the article any the thread being about the article...
Maybe I'm wrong, but this is the way I view it.
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