well then the 3800 would probably be better than the e6300
for gaming. even at stock speeds.
Who ahh, somehow I don't think so - not at both stock speeds.
Toms charts testify to this, but I'd love to see a chart or other test with the 3800+ SC OC'd and the E6300 no overclocked with gaming at high quality settings.
I mean the question is in relation to saving $$ in the short term - 3800+ $157 compared to E6300 $255.
The 3800+ OC'd might perform just as good as a E6300 at stock which would be more than adequate for me in the short term.