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Intel E6400 vs. AMD Athlon X2 5000+

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October 20, 2006 11:54:17 AM

Greetings! This is my first post, but I have been listening to you folks for quite some time...

I am in the market for a reasonably fast machine, mostly for work. We run lots of intense Excel macros and database functions which can take several hours to compute.

I am given the choice between a machine with the E6400 vs the X2 5000 for about the same price... Which would suit me better?

Thanks so much!

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October 20, 2006 12:05:49 PM

I'm Happy to Inform You would be Great With both Of them, But looking at over-all performance The E6400 Would do you best if you add up hours and hours of Intense Functions and Macros

Just look at this Bench markings Yourself

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html?modelx=33&model1...

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html?modelx=33&model1...

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html?modelx=33&model1...

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html?modelx=33&model1...

In most of these Benchmarks are Showing that the E6400 just Edging out the 5000+ by a few seconds but all these added up the E6400 will save you 2-3 minutes over the 5000+ when your running about 10 applications
October 20, 2006 1:18:08 PM

Depending your mottherboard requirements, either one would be great, assuming the same price. Am2 motherboards are more mature at the moment, but the e6400 is definately the better performer. At the same price, I'd pick the 5000+ simply for brand preference. At newegg prices, the e6400 wins, hands down.
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October 20, 2006 2:55:24 PM

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Greetings! This is my first post, but I have been listening to you folks for quite some time...

I am in the market for a reasonably fast machine, mostly for work. We run lots of intense Excel macros and database functions which can take several hours to compute.

I am given the choice between a machine with the E6400 vs the X2 5000 for about the same price... Which would suit me better?

Thanks so much!


I think E6400 is better for its low power consumption and higher overall performance.
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October 20, 2006 3:19:16 PM

I second the E6400 for the higher overclock potential.

Looking on newegg the 5000+ is a full 200$ more expensive, if both machine are equally priced, means that they probably cut some corner with the Ahtlon X2 machine, most likely on memory. If you have budget memory, you ahtlon computer will probably perform worse then the Core 2 Duo in most scenario

For a little 15$ more then the E6400 a forum member found a sweet deal!
Xeon 3050, LGA775

Same CPU, 4 meg of cache, Xeon badge could indicate higher QA process. We are suppose to get feed back from TheSickNinja pretty soon =)

That would be my recommendation! But since you seam to be buying a custom system they might not carry that...you can always ask. If they tell you it wont work, tell them to f*** off :lol: 
October 20, 2006 3:34:55 PM

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I second the E6400 for the higher overclock potential.

Looking on newegg the 5000+ is a full 200$ more expensive, if both machine are equally priced, means that they probably cut some corner with the Ahtlon X2 machine, most likely on memory. If you have budget memory, you ahtlon computer will probably perform worse then the Core 2 Duo in most scenario

For a little 15$ more then the E6400 a forum member found a sweet deal!
Xeon 3050, LGA775

Same CPU, 4 meg of cache, Xeon badge could indicate higher QA process. We are suppose to get feed back from TheSickNinja pretty soon =)

That would be my recommendation! But since you seam to be buying a custom system they might not carry that...you can always ask. If they tell you it wont work, tell them to f*** off :lol: 
I agree. RAM will definitely make the choice easier. If it's not DDR2-800 with the 5000+, then go E6400 for sure. Be sure to compare all visible specs between the 2(RAM speed/amount, HD size/speed/cache,GPU/IGP,USB/Firewire,and anything else you value). If the specs are the same except for CPU/mobo, then either one is good, but good RAM is a must on the 5000+. The E6400 only needs DDR2-533. GL :) 
October 20, 2006 3:38:17 PM

Quote:
Greetings! This is my first post, but I have been listening to you folks for quite some time...

I am in the market for a reasonably fast machine, mostly for work. We run lots of intense Excel macros and database functions which can take several hours to compute.

I am given the choice between a machine with the E6400 vs the X2 5000 for about the same price... Which would suit me better?

Thanks so much!


E6400, no question about it. Better performing and at Newegg prices it's a whole $200 cheaper!
October 20, 2006 3:50:14 PM

Thanks for the info all, sounds like the E6400 is the way to go, especially since it come with 533MHz Ram...
October 20, 2006 4:04:01 PM

Well, somebody looking to buy a PC for office work probably isn't going to OC it. But, I agree. The E6400 is the better CPU here.
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October 20, 2006 4:47:00 PM

Good point, but I would/did in the past :oops: 

Still maybe down the road you never know!
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