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Which is best performance, pentium e6300 or athlon 2 250

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June 21, 2009 7:47:21 PM

I'm trying to decide between a AMD athlon 2 250 3.0ghz and a Intel pentium dual core e6300 2.8ghz.
I would like to get one that is fast at encoding, rendering 3d modeling, and fast at playing games.
The reason why is that both are just under $90.
I've looked at their performance but its close to same. so... which is best for me? :??: 
June 21, 2009 8:51:45 PM

invisik said:
There both perform the same for 80-90$.
If you cold extend your budget a few more $$ i would recommend a Phenom 2 x3, which is a lot faster then the e6300/x2 250.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


WOW! that's a big price drop! Last time I looked it was $129.
thanks i will add this to my list of pc components, $99 would be my limit for a cpu.
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July 2, 2009 10:06:12 AM

invisik said:
There both perform the same for 80-90$.
If you cold extend your budget a few more $$ i would recommend a Phenom 2 x3, which is a lot faster then the e6300/x2 250.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ermm sorry to say, but phenom 2 x3 was a big dissapointment in terms of quality. im here, looking at my atomicMPC mag right now, and in every benchmark, the Pentium Duel core E5200, which is slower the the E6300, beat the Phenom 2 X3 in every benchmark. its just a much more reliable CPU. not to menching it absolutly SMASHES any AMD at overcklocking, expecially the X3, which was very 'slow' when it come to oc'ing. for example, If you reduce the PDC E6300 down to one core, and the X3 down to one, have them at the same stock, the PDC E6300 Would kill it. the third core cont make up the lack in qualty in the other 2 cores
July 2, 2009 11:23:10 AM

IainPC said:
ermm sorry to say, but phenom 2 x3 was a big dissapointment in terms of quality. im here, looking at my atomicMPC mag right now, and in every benchmark, the Pentium Duel core E5200, which is slower the the E6300, beat the Phenom 2 X3 in every benchmark. its just a much more reliable CPU. not to menching it absolutly SMASHES any AMD at overcklocking, expecially the X3, which was very 'slow' when it come to oc'ing. for example, If you reduce the PDC E6300 down to one core, and the X3 down to one, have them at the same stock, the PDC E6300 Would kill it. the third core cont make up the lack in qualty in the other 2 cores


would a e5200 overclock with stock heatsink and fan?
how far do you think it would overclock maybe 2.8ghz perhaps?
August 6, 2009 4:58:11 AM

an e5200 could easily do 3.0 ghz or more on the stock cooler (i do 3.3 just cause i don't need more for now), as long as you have a decent airflow in your case (nothing special). with a better heatsink fan like the arctic freezer 7 pro, you can even reach the famous 4.0ghz mark (as long as your mobo doesn't have really a low fsb wall).
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August 6, 2009 6:43:09 AM

IainPC said:
ermm sorry to say, but phenom 2 x3 was a big dissapointment in terms of quality. im here, looking at my atomicMPC mag right now, and in every benchmark, the Pentium Duel core E5200, which is slower the the E6300, beat the Phenom 2 X3 in every benchmark. its just a much more reliable CPU. not to menching it absolutly SMASHES any AMD at overcklocking, expecially the X3, which was very 'slow' when it come to oc'ing. for example, If you reduce the PDC E6300 down to one core, and the X3 down to one, have them at the same stock, the PDC E6300 Would kill it. the third core cont make up the lack in qualty in the other 2 cores


Sure you don't mean Phenom I?
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August 6, 2009 7:20:37 AM

Stock cooling and a non-ideal MB for OC duty, and I run my PheII 710 x3 at 3.35ghz/1.375v, with no heat issues or drama. I am looking forward to a SB750 mobo and aftermarker cooling to see what I can get out of this CPU.

I couldn't find the article you are referencing, either through atomicMPC.com's search feature, or google, at all. In fact, when googling "phenom II x3 e5200 atomic MPC" (no quotations) the first hit was this thread, and your post. Please provide a link to support your somewhat absurd claims.
January 10, 2010 8:35:12 AM

Sorry, but no can edit my message.

I whant to ask which is best performance, pentium e6300 or athlon 2 250 ? only for stock speed.
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January 10, 2010 10:41:30 AM

IainPC said:
ermm sorry to say, but phenom 2 x3 was a big dissapointment in terms of quality. im here, looking at my atomicMPC mag right now, and in every benchmark, the Pentium Duel core E5200, which is slower the the E6300, beat the Phenom 2 X3 in every benchmark. its just a much more reliable CPU. not to menching it absolutly SMASHES any AMD at overcklocking, expecially the X3, which was very 'slow' when it come to oc'ing. for example, If you reduce the PDC E6300 down to one core, and the X3 down to one, have them at the same stock, the PDC E6300 Would kill it. the third core cont make up the lack in qualty in the other 2 cores


You're full of it.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=83&p2=94

31 wins for the X3, 1 win for the E6300. Most of the X3's wins were by a huge amount too.

Get your facts sorted out and don't post again until you do please - we have enough clueless intel fanboys as it is here.


Aaaand I just realised this was an old thread.
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January 10, 2010 10:44:22 AM

full_option said:
Sorry, but no can edit my message.

I whant to ask which is best performance, pentium e6300 or athlon 2 250 ? only for stock speed.


The E6300 is a very small amount faster, but there are plenty of reasons why the athlon is the smarter choice.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=96&p2=94

15 wins for the athlon, 18 wins for the e6300. The e6300 wins the synthetic benchmarks and the athlon wins the gaming benchmarks.
January 12, 2010 4:25:26 PM

Right, but power consumption for Athlon II X3 = 95 watti and Athlon II x2 = 65 watti. My computer is open 8-9 hours/day.
January 15, 2010 9:33:04 AM

The mostly pc programs and games are optimized mainly for Intel systems ? That is true or not ?
January 15, 2010 9:52:00 AM

E 6300 made by Intel and Athlon II x2 made by AMD.
Someone said as the mostly pc programs and games are optimized mainly for Intel systems. He believe Intel systems is stable a long time.
That is true or is supposition ?
January 15, 2010 10:36:06 AM

full_option said:
E 6300 made by Intel and Athlon II x2 made by AMD.
Someone said as the mostly pc programs and games are optimized mainly for Intel systems. He believe Intel systems is stable a long time.
That is true or is supposition ?

The stability of your system will be down almost 100% to your motherboard choice rather than CPU choice. Of course getting good RAM and Power Supply also helps with stability.

I can't see the point of why anyone would buy a Socket 775 Intel CPU and motherboard these days(different story 18 months ago), so if you are on a strict budget, than an AMD platform makes more sense(especially with a good m/board), as you also then have the option of being able to upgrade to a much more powerful CPU, two years down the track.

For a bit more you could also consider an Intel Socket 1156 system, but for now Intel have priced even their lowliest CPU offering a bit on the high side.
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