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Why is a E6400 worth $50 more than E4500?

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Checking Newegg prices.....What makes the 6400 worth $50 more than a 4500....They are essentially the same processor to an overclocker.....actually the 4500 might be better as it has an 11 mult vs. the 6400's 8x.....Which one in reality OC's better?

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i dont much care for either chip but if i had to choose i would choose the newer E4500.
    
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seeming as how my 6320 is pretty terrible, I'd say the 4500 would be a much better choice...
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6400 has more cache than a 4500. The 6400 is a true Conroe, whereas the 4500 is an Allendale (a crippled Conroe).
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Nope the 6400 only has 2M of L2 same as the 4500
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
6400 has more cache than a 4500. The 6400 is a true Conroe, whereas the 4500 is an Allendale (a crippled Conroe).
Actually the 6400 is a crippled Conroe, Allendale is more like the retarded little brother of the Conroe
    
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Conroe is the superior core PERIOD. That is why it is more expensive, think of the E4500 as a Celeron I guess you could say. I see that they have the same cache the same approx. clock speed although different default FSB ratings. So I guess you could say that, combined with architecture of the core, and chip it is worth more money..
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Villainstone View Post
clock speed although different default FSB ratings. So I guess you could say that, combined with architecture of the core, and chip it is worth more money..
Ah, that was it. I forgot about that.

Yes, it's the default FSB that's different. The Conroe 6400 has a 1066MHz FSB whereas the 4500 has an 800MHz FSB.

I forgot that it was only after the E6x20s that the lower-end Conroes got a 4MB L2 cache.
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The e6400 is not 'superior' to the e4500, it just has a slightly higher fsb (1066 vs 800), same cache, roughly same speeds (2.13 vs 2.20 ghz). The e4500 can run at the same fsb and clocks as the e6400 when you play around with its higher multi (11? vs 8), so performance wise the e6400 has no real advantage over a e4500 in the hands of an OC'er.

The reason the e6400 is more expensive is that it was among the first C2Ds introduced to the market (mid 2006) and its price most likely reflects its cost from back then.
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Well the E6420 is a great CPU in my book. Mine made it from 2.13GHz stock to 3.2GHz. There have been test that show that the extra cache in the 6320 and 6420 give a little boost in gaming and video encoding/decoding.
    
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