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Yeah, I'm going to wait until after July 22nd and pick up an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 for, hopefully, $200 shipped. (I have not purchased my CPU, Motherboard, and/or Ram yet.)

I just have a quick questions since we are talking about budgets and processors...

How many clocks per cycle does a Core 2 Duo do? How many does an Athlon64?

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No, not even close. The E4300 doesn't have that great bang-buck.
Where are you getting this from? It can overclock past X6800 speeds and it only costs $120 at newegg.

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Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
How many clocks per cycle does a Core 2 Duo do? How many does an Athlon64?
1 per 1.

You're probably referring to ops per clock(clock == cycle), which is a performance generalization.

Athlon X2 = 9-10 (depending on RAM timings, etc.)
Core 2 Duo = 12-13 (depending on FSB)
Pentium = 4-6 (depending on FSB....400mhz, ick!)

Generally accepted:
Athlon 64 -> 9
Core 2 Duo -> 12
Pentium -> 6
     
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What happened to the E2140?

My opinion:

1. X2 3600+ $64 (1.9Ghz 2000Mhz 2 x 512MB L2) (best deal)
2. E2140 $81 (1.6Ghz 800Mhz FSB 1MB L2) (good overclocker)
3. E4300 $117 (1.8Ghz 800Mhz FSB 2MB L2) (best overclocker)
4. E6320 $166 (1.86Ghz 1066Mhz FSB 4MB L2) (best performer)
5. X2 5000+ $160 (2.6Ghz 2000Mhz 2 x 512MB L2) (best stock)

I can see anyone putting the X2 5600+, E6600, or Q6600 in a "best bang for the buck" rig. That is traditionally a budget system.
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Ah, thanks. I meant operations per cycles; thanks. So, a Pentium-D at 4.0GHz would be equal to a Core 2 Duo at 2.0GHz (just CPU, not taking into consideration other factors like Ram and the application)? That's awesome; because I was thinking of getting a Pentium-D Presler but they are still around $100 for one.

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post #25 of 57
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How does it not?
Mostly it is where there are much better choices for the same price range.
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Mostly it is where there are much better choices for the same price range.
like what?
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post #27 of 57
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like what?
The E4300 is a gap filler. It is for those who are willing to spend a little more than $60-$80 for a X2 3600+ or a E2140 but who don't want to spend the required amount for a E6320 or a X2 5000+.
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post #28 of 57
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
What happened to the E2140?

My opinion:

1. X2 3600+ $64 (1.9Ghz 2000Mhz 2 x 512MB L2) (best deal)
2. E2140 $81 (1.6Ghz 800Mhz FSB 1MB L2) (good overclocker)
3. E4300 $117 (1.8Ghz 800Mhz FSB 2MB L2) (best overclocker)
4. E6320 $166 (1.86Ghz 1066Mhz FSB 4MB L2) (best performer)
5. X2 5000+ $160 (2.6Ghz 2000Mhz 2 x 512MB L2) (best stock)
Well put.

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Ah, thanks. I meant operations per cycles; thanks. So, a Pentium-D at 4.0GHz would be equal to a Core 2 Duo at 2.0GHz (just CPU, not taking into consideration other factors like Ram and the application)? That's awesome; because I was thinking of getting a Pentium-D Presler but they are still around $100 for one.

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no what he said is there was a processor that was a better bang for the buck and i was asking what he thought that might be?
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Awesome. That is also correct, my brother is running DDR2-667 4-4-4-9 and I have DDR2-800 4-4-4-5. (My brother has a 3.0GHz Pentium-D and 2GB of OCZ Gold Ram.)

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