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SB G620 Scores more than SB G840in WEI

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December 25, 2011 7:42:11 AM

Well this seems ridiculous but true... First I bought Sandybridge g620 with h67 chipset motherboard and 1333mhz ram. SB G620 is a dual core 2.6 ghz chip. But it can only support ram frequency up to 1066 mhz... This is why I wanted to change the CPU and grab SB G840 instead, which supports 1333mhz ram... During this ordeal I also upgraded my motherboard from H67 to z68...

Well here are the scores in windows experience index I received... I installed win 7 64 bit to both systems and did no upgrades at all. It was offline install and I ran WEI immediately.

Sandy Bridge G620 + H67 chipset

Cpu: 6.8 points
Ram: 5.9 points (total 4gb 1333mhz ram downclocked to 1066 mhz)

Sandybridge G840 + z68 chipset

Cpu: 6.7 points
Ram: 7.2 points (4gb 1333mhz)

(By the way this WEI is so strange because in my previous rig which was Core 2 duo e6600, my Radeon HIS hd 5770 used to score 6.0 and now it scores 7.4 in new system...)

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December 25, 2011 8:56:01 AM

Do I have a bad G840 chip ?
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December 25, 2011 9:03:10 AM

Run a benchmark such as cinebench, you should see the difference.
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December 25, 2011 11:08:56 AM

Well now I checked official score of g840.. it is as it should be.. 6.7

but g620 scored more than it had to O.o

Did I have a winner g620 ? xD
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December 25, 2011 12:21:11 PM

wie is a pointless comparison it can change drastically on a similar system, if you want to do a real comparison, run haven benchmark, fur mark, and 3dmark11 and compare results. then get a game like bf3 to compare results... its unlikely in the real world you will see much difference from the cpu's if the system has the same gfx.
December 25, 2011 3:19:45 PM

so far it performs well.. I decided to buy this instead of amd just because I worry about electricity bills..
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December 25, 2011 3:28:11 PM

I understand where you are coming power wise, that is why I spent the money I did on a high end gold rated 90+ psu. Usually you can get a more typical rated cpu and just balance every thing else out.