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Old January 30, 2013, 08:51 AM
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If you were on a tight budget starting from scratch you could definitely use the g860 (and I would suggest it over buying old tech). If you already have the c2d/athlon running at those speeds I would just keep it until you can jump to a higher end cpu. Here is a graph of c2d e8600 vs pentium g850...they are comparable in everything (though the g850 is a touch faster in most instances, except power consumption where it uses substantially less).

AnandTech - Bench - CPU
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