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Dual Core 45nm E6300 3.5ghz vs E8400 @stock

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Which one is better for gaming??

Total: 17 votes (4 blank votes)

  • Dual Core 45nm E6300 OCed to 3.5ghz
  • 47 %
  • Core 2 duo 45nm E8400 @ stock 3.0ghz
  • 54 %
November 3, 2009 12:40:43 PM

Yes people title says all , I have to buy a brand new PC and plz suggest me from one of these processors!??Is E6300 OCed to 3,5ghz better or E8400 @stock??I will be gaming at 720P , with a nice rig apart from processors??Plz tell me which one of these is bettr as i have to use 2 years only and only for gaming but i would like to max out games at 1280 x 720!!And would like 35+FPS??So recommend me one of these?! :heink: 
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November 3, 2009 1:35:19 PM

I did post in your other thread which I have since deleted as you decided to open two polls instead (one of which has also been deleted).
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November 3, 2009 2:33:22 PM

E8400 is overpriced and you can get a good quad core for its price...thus I voted for the E6300 since you can save money and buy a better graphics card.
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November 4, 2009 12:22:28 AM

Tell me that more cache is important or clock speed while gaming!!
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November 4, 2009 1:46:41 AM

This is stupid. Why are comparing a Overclocked chip to a stock one. And the overclock for the chip is a massive overclock on top of that.

If you're going to overclock one cpu, overclock them both.

November 4, 2009 2:32:13 AM

Okay so i put it to you like this , E6300 OCed to 3.4 ghz while E8200 Oced to 3.0ghz???NOW TELL WHICH ONE IS BETTER FOR GAMING!!!!
November 4, 2009 6:10:05 AM

Isn't some one gonna help me?
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November 4, 2009 6:23:05 AM

E8400@stock vs E6300@stock

It's the comparison between the two at their stock frequencies, but you can gauge.

I tend to believe that E6300@3.5GHz is better in gaming though.
November 4, 2009 6:31:28 AM

So finally you people suggest me E6300 3.5ghz over E8200 OCed to 3.0ghz!!!!SO its more future proof?!
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November 4, 2009 6:34:18 AM

Both of them are LGA775 and so NO future proof, but who cares if you are going to use it for more than 3 years.

I always get a new m/b whenever I upgrade my CPU.
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November 4, 2009 6:41:40 AM

someguy7 said:
This is stupid. Why are comparing a Overclocked chip to a stock one. And the overclock for the chip is a massive overclock on top of that.

If you're going to overclock one cpu, overclock them both.

It's about the cost-performance ratio.

There's no reason to get E8400 if a good cooler(eg. freezer 7 pro which is best for Core 2) with PENTIUM E6300 OCed to 3.5GHz might be cheaper and better than E8400@3GHz in gaming.
November 4, 2009 6:43:13 AM

Thanx i will get E6300 and HD5750 , will this hardware suffice 2 years at 1280x720 maxing out games!!!
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November 4, 2009 6:49:16 AM

bikermicefrmars said:
Thanx i will get E6300 and HD5750 , will this hardware suffice 2 years at 1280x720 maxing out games!!!

uh...... E6300 is a waste with HD5750.

I would suggest E5xxx with HD5770 over E6300 + HD5750. Up to you!
November 4, 2009 6:52:47 AM

Will E5xxx and HD5770 suffice 2 years if i max games at 1280 x 720 resolution , remember all games!!Remember 35+FPS!
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November 4, 2009 7:03:05 AM

bikermicefrmars said:
Will E5xxx and HD5770 suffice 2 years if i max games at 1280 x 720 resolution , remember all games!!Remember 35+FPS!

I just had a look at the price of E6300 and E5xxx at Neweggs and E6300 is only $10 more than E5300, so I would suggest E6300 over E5xxx

E6300@3.5GHz + HD4890/HD5770 should be sufficient for MOST games at 1280x700 in 2 years based on the article below.
p.s. the Min resolution used in the article is 1680x1050
Cysis, the most demanding game now!

By the way, I will suggest E8400 instead if your m/b is not very good, such as the G31 series. Be sure that you have at least a p45 Asus/Gigabyte board if you want to OC it to 3.5GHz.


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November 4, 2009 7:22:42 AM

FYI, the best deal now is i5-750 with HD4890 1GB/HD5770 1GB.
November 4, 2009 8:46:59 AM

What is CPU actually for in gaming? is it for allowing the GPU to work in full potential in gaming!!
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November 4, 2009 10:15:59 AM

CPU is the bottleneck at low resolution, whereas, the GFX is the bottleneck at high resolution.

The maximum FPS you can get at LOW resolution(1024x768 or 800x600) is equal to the CPU's max FPS potential with all GFX effects in game being off.
The maximum FPS you can get at HIGH resolution(1680x1050 or higher) is equal to the GFX's max FPS potential at that resolution.

The most common monitor standard today is 22" with 1680x1050 resolution and therefore most people tend to get a decent GFX with an OK CPU for GAMING purpose these days.

At HIGH resolution, you will only see benefit of a decent CPU like i7 with SLI or CF.

However, you would like to get a *decent CPU(E6300) with an OK GFX(HD5770) at 1280x720 resolution.
*In fact, E6300 is not decent but won't bottleneck HD5770 in either HIGH or LOW resolution. Thus, it's good to be paired with HD4890/HD5770.

i5 doesn't bottleneck HD5770 as well, but it's an OVERKILL at 1280x720 and so it's a waste to you.

################### NOT quite true, but kind of ######################
In most games, i5 is only valuable with HD4870 x2/HD5850/HD5870 and HIGH/LOW resolution.
However, in Crysis is i5 only valuable with HD4870 x2/HD5850/HD5870 and LOW resolution.
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November 4, 2009 10:22:36 AM

E8400 since they oc well and are soldered so they will have lower temps compared to the e6300 with the same cooler.
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