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Stock I3 vs e8400 4ghz

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June 18, 2012 9:27:32 PM

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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June 19, 2012 3:28:52 AM

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 
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June 19, 2012 4:50:18 AM

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.
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June 19, 2012 6:02:51 AM

E8400 is a very capable processor. Despite it's age, it still gets the job done :) 
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June 19, 2012 8:25:58 AM

sorry....typo....i meant can't be OC'd :D 
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June 19, 2012 2:34:38 PM

$hawn said:
sorry....typo....i meant can't be OC'd :D 

Click the little paper symbol, that's how you edit messages ;) 
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June 19, 2012 2:41:17 PM

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.
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June 19, 2012 4:15:49 PM

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 
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June 19, 2012 4:18:00 PM

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 
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June 19, 2012 4:25:07 PM

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.
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June 19, 2012 4:29:13 PM

well i swear i get 0.00121 FPS more!

yeah . . wippee!
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