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Is an E8400 worth the upgrade?

post #1 of 9
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Hey all,
Just wondering whether or not it is a worthy upgrade at the time.
I currently have an E4400.
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I would say yes but a Q6600 would be an even better upgrade. Having more L2 cache will be nice for ya and you'll be able to oc a good bit with some aftermarket cooling.

So in other words, yes you will see a performance increase.
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post #3 of 9
I won't the different between the two is going to be minimal, especially if both are at the same clock. Many Wolfdales are having defective stuck DTS sensors, and some tend to die within days when vcore gets to 1.4v. I would wait for another stepping release thats bound to come soon hopefully.
     
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Well, he runs stock it looks like and I know my E6750 stomps and I mean stomps my e4300 I had not to mention obliterating my E2180, hard to believe he wouldn't notice any increase in performance.

But then again consider most people don't hvae $250 laying around ok, maybe it's not worth it, to me it would be.
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post #5 of 9
There will be a difference, but not worth it in my opinion. The Q6600 is the way I would go, or wait for the Yorkfields that are launching any time now.
     
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post #6 of 9
Yea, Q6600 is the better one of the two, I really couldn't justify either one of them, hence why I went E6750, 65nm so it can take voltage and I don't waste cores.

Rick, if you go in any direction I would go Quad if you are wanting to spend like $250, essentially you can get double your performance due to having twice the cores, but only if you have the programs to make use of it.


And the Yorkfields do look tasty, the Q9450 I think is going to be decent.
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post #7 of 9
I went quad mainly because I use Photoshop and encode video quite a bit, both utilize 4 cores. When I build a system strictly for gaming, the 6750 and 6850 are my top picks (haven't had the chance to use a Wolfdale yet).
post #8 of 9
Really it depends what you use it for.

Gaming? Work?

I am running an E4500 right now with some pretty decent results at 3.25 GHz...

Maybe in benchies it doesn't do as well as my E8400 (now sold), but it's still a very solid chip for day to day use and gaming if you can get half-decent clocks out of it.
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I have a sidebar utility that monitors core activity and the only games that I have that use all 4 is COD4 and Crysis (a.k.a. 3DMark: Interactive!). Speaking of 3DFarce06, I wonder how many people chose a quad because of the nice CPU Test boost? Some people take 3DMark with a grain of salt while others make a contest out of it.
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