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Afterall, girls can't overclock, so they probably can't think straight either.
More importantly, they can't use the intrawebs. Page 3, Paragraph 3, Line 2, Intrawebs User Manual handed out with new intrawebs says very clearly there is no girls in there. So, I'm not sure any of this happened.

The x6 offers no benefit over the e8400 other than it's easier to get the x6 up into the mid-4.0 GHz range and that can be done easier and cheaper with an i5 which does have a serious performance advantage.
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More importantly, they can't use the intrawebs. Page 3, Paragraph 3, Line 2, Intrawebs User Manual handed out with new intrawebs says very clearly there is no girls in there. So, I'm not sure any of this happened.

The x6 offers no benefit over the e8400 other than it's easier to get the x6 up into the mid-4.0 GHz range and that can be done easier and cheaper with an i5 which does have a serious performance advantage.
What? The sandy bridge is about the same price as the Phenom II X6 and about 25% faster core vs. core.
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What? The sandy bridge is about the same price as the Phenom II X6 and about 25% faster core vs. core.
That's exactly what I said. Unless I'm missing something.

edit- unless you are taking issue with the cheaper part. I got my i5+mobo for $340. 1090t and mobo that will take it to 4.3-4.5 is about 380ish.
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That's exactly what I said. Unless I'm missing something.
Sorry. I must have read it wrong. I'm tried, so I must be seeing thing. Sorry again.
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OP: To answer your question, "ok if we compare single core from AMD Phenom™ II X6 to a single core from e8400???", it is not OK. They are different architectures so you cannot do an apples to apples comparison.

I ask you to consider these:

Do you need a quad core/6 core?

Do you really need a quad core/6 core?

What can a 6 core amd do that your e8400 cannot? It's a good processor.

How expensive is it all going to be. Consider RAM, (DDR3 if you are going that route) cost of processor, cost of motherboard etc.

Would you be better off with a quad?

Would you be better off with an amd quad, despite having to shell out money for (presumably) a am2+ motherboard and a am3/am2+ processor??? Oh wait, they are EOL just like the E8400. So Am3 board and ddr3 ram to go with shiney (old) quad core???

If no, have a look at the intel Q9550, or intel Q9650. And have a look if they can. The 12MB L2 cache helps them.

You really do have to consider all of these. Oh wait, I forgot something.

The bulldozer factor, Sandy bridge, Nehalem and Lynnfield. All good processors.

Anywhoo, if you really want to buy an X6 processor I can't stop you. Just remember to Disable the other 5 cores and do a comparision with your E8400 with one core disabled for us, so you can answer your own question.
    
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I thought the Core2 architecture was still faster clock-for-clock than the Phenom II architecture--someone correct me if that's wrong. I don't think the differences are major, if noticeable though. It all depends on what you're using to measure it. Some architectures are more efficient at different tasks than another.
    
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I thought the Core2 architecture was still faster clock-for-clock than the Phenom II architecture--someone correct me if that's wrong. I don't think the differences are major, if noticeable though. It all depends on what you're using to measure it. Some architectures are more efficient at different tasks than another.
IIRC, it placed directly between the 65nm C2D and the 45nm chips. There wasn't a lot of difference either way.
    
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Clock for clock, Core 2 Duo is faster. That's why the Phenom II line is comprised of Black Edition CPUs with unlocked multipliers.
     
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to me it looks like sandy bridge is the way to go.
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