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E2160 = E8400?

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If you were to overclock the E2160 to 3.0GHz, would the performance theoretically (or is that virtually ) match the stock E8400?
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No, because the e2xxx series has a lot less cache.
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If the E8400 weren't overclocked at all, yes, in terms of GHz. But like he said, not as much cache.
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If you were to overclock the E2160 to 3.0GHz, would the performance theoretically (or is that virtually ) match the E8400?
Um no......the E2160 has 1mb of cache while the E8400 has 6mb of cache. Also the E8400 has much more instructions than the E2160 has.
http://compare.intel.com/pcc/showcha...&culture=en-US
    
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Um no......the E2160 has 1mb of cache while the E8400 has 6mb of cache. Also the E8400 had much more instructions than the E2160 has.
http://compare.intel.com/pcc/showcha...&culture=en-US
QFT. Even if the cache and the speed were the same, the E8400 wins due to better architecture.
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Not at all.
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Guys, please don't forget it still would be a great deal for Pentium E !

The Performance Difference caused by cache is depending on the application - sometimes minor and sometimes upto like 10%.
And those advanced instructions aren't used by much applications, yet.
But still the E2160 would only cost 33% of the E8400.


So it would be worth the Pentium, if money is the main point.
Check back whether the E2160 can really run 3Ghz, too....
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