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well all i know is that its .4ghz faster...and 12 multipliers instead of 10...
also it says its DUEL-CORE and the E4600 is CORE 2 DUEL...

whats the read difference in the 2?

micro center sells them.
E2180 is for 59.99
E4600 is for 99.99
is the E4600 worth it?
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post #2 of 17
The E2180 has 1MB of cache while the E4600 has 2MB of cache and a faster clockspeed.
There is no difference in the actual architecture of the two. All in all i do believe the E4600 is worth it for 40 dollars more.
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post #3 of 17
ya the 2180 isnt something your going to want
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post #4 of 17
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iv seen and heard people overclocked a E2180 to 3.5-3.7ghz
thats pretty good considering what the stock speed is...

i guess getting it to at least 3ghz would be worth the money.

whats duel core and core 2 duel?
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by Coolwaters View Post
iv seen and heard people overclocked a E2180 to 3.5-3.7ghz
thats pretty good considering what the stock speed is...

i guess getting it to at least 3ghz would be worth the money.

whats duel core and core 2 duel?
Same core really. They wanted to rename the lower end from their higher range so they renamed it to distinguish. Is it worth the $40? Hell no.

The E4600 can clock to about 3.4Ghz at best (I haven't personally seen any higher). The E2180 on the other hand hits this mark with ease and has known to clock past 3.7Ghz at times.

The 1MB cache difference hardly makes any difference at all except in really heavy number crunching like superpi. If you are wanting to game however it wouldn't make any difference and furthermore if you wanted to number crunch you wouldn't get an E4600 anyway.
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Originally Posted by -bl4ck- View Post
ya the 2180 isnt something your going to want

yeah....why is that..?
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post #7 of 17
Here is a nice comparison of a e2160 and a e6300. They are very comparable in clock speed, just the e6300 has the extra L2. It shows stock speed comparisons and overclocked comparisons. Go Quad, 45m or get an Allendale e2xxx, that is all I am going to say.
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post #8 of 17
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im on a budget so quad or 45nm is way out there...
unless they sell the E7200 for less then $100...
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post #9 of 17
I would go with the E2180, while you may see some(keep in mind I'm talking maybe 1-2 sec. in loading apps) perf. increase out of the E4600 for the price it just isn't worth it.

The 12x multi on the E4600 was a waste imo, due to getting the speed you want you typically lower that multi to 10 or 9 anyways.

But at the same time I was dissappointed with my E2180 vs my E4300 and my E4300 was only at 3.0GHz. My e2180 runs 3.6GHz 24/7 but is still slower in certain apps.

If you are on a really tight budget go for E2180. If you can spare the extra $$ and it isn't going to matter to you I would say the E4600.
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if you are gaming then the extra bit of cache will help,otherwise there is little performance to be gained.
    
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