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I'm just wondering - just how much better / worse is this CPU at 3.0/3.2, compared with an E2**0, specifically E2160, at 3 ghz?
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the 2160 is an overclocking beast. You would need to overclock the 2160 a lot more than the 5000 to get to 3.0/3.2, but most have great luck with them. I read something about this a while back and I think the majority claimed the intel chip performed better at these speeds, but paid a greater price in durability, etc. due to the huge overclock to get them there. I can simply change the multiplier from 14 to 15 on my 5000BE to get 3.0 on stock voltages. 3.2/3.4 involves a little more finesse and voltage.

I have no complaints with my 5000. It runs smoothly at 3.0 with no problems. Cannot speak to the 2160 except for their reputation (which is stellar for what they are). I am sure overclocking to that degree is hard on the chip, but for pure performance, I think they have the edge.

Here are a couple of threads/reviews

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu..._14.html#sect0

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ed-5000-a.html
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mm.. yeah 2160 is oc beast, but if u need some 5000+BE results just click stuff from my sig, or click on my youtube link for game videos etc
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an e2160 @ 3ghz will beat an 5000+ regardless of the clock
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Some 5000 BE's go up to 3.6ghz, mine ran out of steam at 3.33ghz on 1.55v. But I think if you lined them up at the same speed I believe the 5000 would be slightly faster.
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thanks for the info - it seems they're about the same... I was just wondering what i lost out, but it doesn't look to be all that much...
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No, you couldn't have gone wrong either way. Now if you do step up again, get an intel with a large cache and you will kill an amd.
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I have a new m57sli board coming from newegg along with a corsair 650W PSU and some more arctic silver. Gonna pull my 5400 Brissy and stick the 5000 back in. I want to see how much I can squeeze out of my 5000BE...
My ASUS board is a real POS. It doesnt run well.
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My ASUS board is a real POS. It doesnt run well.

I had 4 ASUS AM2 boards one suck after another with different reasons, had an cheap ECS never have problem, my current board is great, but any asus comes in hand sucked, (M2N-MX-SE, M2N-E, M2A-MVP, M2A-VM)
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