Stock I3 vs e8400 4ghz

I'm wondering which is the better performer for pcsx2 and dolphin emulator.

I keep reading that I3's can't be overclocked, is this true????


So what would be better clock for clock

I3 @ 3GHZ or something like an e8400 @ 4ghz ?
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  1. The E8400 overclocked is going to keep well up with the I3 2100 http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/289?vs=56
  2. maxpower054 said:
    I'm wondering which is the better performer for pcsx2 and dolphin emulator.

    I keep reading that I3's can't be overclocked, is this true????


    So what would be better clock for clock

    I3 @ 3GHZ or something like an e8400 @ 4ghz ?


    Yup, 2nd and 3rd gen i3's can be OC'd. They're stuck at their stock frequencies forever :(

    I think a 4GHz e8400 can very well tie with a stock core i3-2100 :) AES encryption maybe an exception! btw i run a e8400 at stock, its still plenty fast for me :D
  3. Yeah, the E8400 @ 4.0GHz will be faster or just as fast as a 2nd gen Core i3 depending on which model you are referring to.
  4. E8400 is a very capable processor. Despite it's age, it still gets the job done :)
  5. sorry....typo....i meant can't be OC'd :D
  6. $hawn said:
    sorry....typo....i meant can't be OC'd :D

    Click the little paper symbol, that's how you edit messages ;)
  7. maxpower054 said:
    I'm wondering which is the better performer for pcsx2 and dolphin emulator.

    I keep reading that I3's can't be overclocked, is this true????


    So what would be better clock for clock

    I3 @ 3GHZ or something like an e8400 @ 4ghz ?

    i upgraded from a E8400 oc'd @ 3.8 and the i3-2120 @3.4 is faster in everything that i do. depending on the motherboard, you can oc an i3 through the Bclk. not more than 3-4% though.
  8. amuffin said:
    Click the little paper symbol, that's how you edit messages ;)


    was browsing with images disabled to save my broadband usage from exceeding my 1.5GB limit :) cudn't see d edit button :D
  9. Anonymous said:
    you can oc an i3 through the Bclk. not more than 3-4% though.


    I strongly advice against fiddling with the BCLK, that unnoticeable 3% may end up screwing some other peripheral devices :D
  10. A 3% or 4% increase is not very noticeable outside of benchmarking.

    But at least you have the satisfaction of OC'ing a Sandy Bridge Core i3 CPU I suppose.
  11. well i swear i get 0.00121 FPS more!

    yeah . . wippee!
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