i was wanting to know which one should i get for gaming? the athlon 6000+ cost $114 and the core 2 duo e4600 cost $120.
i know intel has fast processors but how much does a 6000+ 3.0ghz compare to a e4600 2.4ghz? i would like to set these as the highest prices i would spend.
would the intel shared 2mb cache be better than amd's 2x1mb cache? i here intel has a more efficient cache, is this right? i might be willing to over clock the intel processor a little if needed. i'm going to use a ATI HD4850 with one of the processors.which would not be a bottle neck or if at all? thanks
If you have an extra 10 dollars for the e7200, it will treat you right with its sse4 instructions (for multimedia purposes) and should be faster than the 6000+.
However the 6000+ for 114 dollars is hard to pass up when looking for a good price/performance.
I was going to suggest the E8200 for "not very much more"
That's alot more! For like $10 more http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... you get a more energy efficient chip that both of the above and outperfroms them both! (Then again you could OC a Pentium Dual-Core and buy a HD4850... or 2... HD4870 isn't as worth it... $100 more 20% more performance...
the e7200 sounds like a good buy from what most of you say.
the free shipping looks nice. i think this will be the best choice.
i have read a lot about overclocking so just in case i decide to i have the option.