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Toms Hardware CPU charts 2008

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March 27, 2008 6:10:39 AM

Hi,

I was wondering about when Toms Hardware CPU charts 2008 would come.

Does anyone know?

I am especially interested in how Intel E8400 and Q9450 compete against the E6400 and the Q6600.

Thank you

ps. sorry for my other thread. it's exactly the same as this, just with a lousy thread name. I'm new to this forum..
March 27, 2008 6:15:11 AM

I'm glad they've been delayed. I can't see them out until the B3 Phenoms can be benchmarked. Also, Intel's Wolfdales and Penryns are in short supply. They should have held off on their system build articles too, as the 9550 is right around the corner (not to mention the 8550), so I can't see a B2 9500 as the recommended CPU for a budget system.
March 27, 2008 7:48:56 AM

It may be my slack searching of the CPU charts but I couln't find the Q9450 in the charts and was disapointed at the thought I managed to get hold of a Q9450 for my home desktop before Toms could provide this info in that benchmark.
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March 27, 2008 9:12:27 AM

That's where you need individual reviews. The charts are a quick and dirty way to get an overview, but they aren't perfect by any means. They don't include the latest benchmarks as far as games are concerned, and they miss out on CPU/GPU combination comparisons found when reading new CPU reviews on different web sites.
March 27, 2008 1:40:59 PM

So while we all wait for the new charts, maybe someone can tell me what CPU I should by.

My case: I have E6400, 2GB ram and Geforce 8800GTX, 24'' screen. I thought of upgrading to either E8400 or Q9450.
I use my machine primarily to hardware intensive games like crysis.

Based on my graphicscard and my native games resolution of 1920x1200, would it be ideal to upgrade to one of the above CPU's?
Would it bring me more frames pr. second?
If yes, which CPU to choose?
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March 27, 2008 1:49:25 PM

piopakk said:
So while we all wait for the new charts, maybe someone can tell me what CPU I should by.

My case: I have E6400, 2GB ram and Geforce 8800GTX, 24'' screen. I thought of upgrading to either E8400 or Q9450.
I use my machine primarily to hardware intensive games like crysis.

Based on my graphicscard and my native games resolution of 1920x1200, would it be ideal to upgrade to one of the above CPU's?
Would it bring me more frames pr. second?
If yes, which CPU to choose?


The CPU would help the lower FPS a lot and the E8400 would bring the most benefit to you for now due to higher stock clock speeds and OC ability. But Crysis is supposed to be a multithreaded game so there might be a time when they update it to utilize 4 cores better and that will be when a quad might have a bit better hand in the game.
March 27, 2008 1:56:03 PM

But how much do you think I would get out a new CPU? Would my graphics card be the performance blocker then?
March 27, 2013 2:02:15 AM

Those CPUs are far too old. I don't know what you mean about "waiting for them to come out" because they've been out for awhile. You're going to be wanting the i-series, not 2008 models.
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March 27, 2013 2:33:37 AM

stevieboy21 said:
Those CPUs are far too old. I don't know what you mean about "waiting for them to come out" because they've been out for awhile. You're going to be wanting the i-series, not 2008 models.


This generally happens when you respond to five year old threads.... Did you check the date before posting?
March 27, 2013 2:51:49 AM

Oh, I had the forum filter inadvertently set on ascending order. It was a quite confusing.
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March 27, 2013 2:53:37 AM

lol
March 27, 2013 3:50:45 AM

can we please keep this threat in the top few comments, forever
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