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Hi Guys,

Im thinking of getting a low end processor (2180) to clock up beyond 3ghz. My current 4300 is stuck at 2.7ghz and wont budge without causing instability. Here's the question:

How do these three processors compare if run at the same clockspeed?, say 3.4ghz --> e2180, e8400, q6600. (ie how much diff does cache make?)

I know the quad will excel in multithreading but I'm more interested in classic apps (games) with limiting threading ability. Thanks guys.
    
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Depends on the games (crysis), Apps (photoshop), etc etc..

But, Q6600>E8400>E2180 imo
    
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Depends on the games (crysis), Apps (photoshop), etc etc..

But, Q6600>E8400>E2180 imo
No its not Q6600>E8400>E2180 its Q6600><E8400>E2180. The reason I put that is because Q6600 is good at folding and doing multi media and have decent gaming and E8400 is a decent folding multimedia cpu and an excellent gaming cpu.
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Go for a Q6600 if you can find one used, if not grab the E2180. E8400 isn't worth the price IMO
    
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Go for a Q6600 if you can find one used, if not grab the E2180. E8400 isn't worth the price IMO
its not even expensive... 4ghz+ is worth $200 if you ask me
    
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How can you say that the E8400 is not worth the price when most likely 80% of the time, the OP wont even be using the extra 2 cores of the Q6600 =S

The E8400 is a brilliant CPU, will outperform the E2180 by a large amount
    
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But what I'd like to know is how much better is and e8400 at the same clockspeed than a 2180. How does 1mb cache compare to 6mb in real world applications?
    
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Its much faster, myself and another poster have already said this...

One of its main advantages also is that its a brilliant overclocker
    
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post #9 of 17
Can't compare E2180 with E8400 and Q6600. E2180 is purely for the budget build or temp build. It seems a best value chip to me when you pay $70 and get 3G+ of it. It comes down to how much do you want to spend and what do you use this chip for. In most cases, E2180 is doing fine even it may lacks on cache on some games. If you upgrade quite often, it should be E2180, E8400 then Q6600. Otheriwse, should get the Q6600, E8400 then E2180.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/...e_size_matter/
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This cpu deserves a glance too http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115047
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