Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > CPU's and Motherboards

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 10, 2009, 09:12 PM
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 377

My System Specs

Default E8600 vs E8500

Is the E8600 worth the $50 premium over the E8500 or even the E8400? Assuming of course the 8500 and 8400 are both E0 stepping and you overclocked all three.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 10, 2009, 09:28 PM
1Tanker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,170
Default

A few deciding factors. If you have a great dual-clocking board, like the Biostar T-Power I45, and are using air..then no. The E8600 is worth it with LN2/DICE/TEC, due to the 10x multi. I know of a few people who've hit 5GHz with E8400s on air....though not stable, of course. The other thing to mention...if you have a board that doesn't like 500+FSBs, again, the 10x multi will get you a lot farther than an E8400. IMO, the E8500 isn't a decent option...either get the E8600 or E8400.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 10, 2009, 09:33 PM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,597
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1Tanker View Post
A few deciding factors. If you have a great dual-clocking board, like the Biostar T-Power I45, and are using air..then no. The E8600 is worth it with LN2/DICE/TEC, due to the 10x multi. I know of a few people who've hit 5GHz with E8400s on air....though not stable, of course. The other thing to mention...if you have a board that doesn't like 500+FSBs, again, the 10x multi will get you a lot farther than an E8400. IMO, the E8500 isn't a decent option...either get the E8600 or E8400.
Even the 8600 isn't always that great of a overclocker.

The 8400 was a wicked chip put out by intel and between those 3 the e8400 is still my favorite choice.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 10, 2009, 09:46 PM
1Tanker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,170
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by enaberif View Post
Even the 8600 isn't always that great of a overclocker.

The 8400 was a wicked chip put out by intel and between those 3 the e8400 is still my favorite choice.
Yeah...but like i alluded to, it depends what you're going to do with it....and what mobo/RAM you have. You're much more likely to top out the FSB before finding the "Silicons" actual limit with the E8400, whereas with the E8600(a good one, but that's also necessary w/E8400) the chips limits can be touched...as far as we know. As far as bang/$, the E8400 is hard to beat.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 10, 2009, 09:47 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: laval Qc
Posts: 1,072
Default

it depends what you goal is
you happy with 4.0-4.2 get e8400
you want 4.5 get e8600
i'm just waitin on cooler weather to clock mine to 4.8
i seen some duds some e8600 wont do 4.5
mine is good for 4.5 with 1.32v on load some need 1.4+
and the low vid chips get terribly hot
__________________
maximus IV extreme @ 5.1 1.41v

evga e760 +920 4.8 water5.0+ on phase linx stable
gtx285 tri-sli
dfi ut-p35 lt
e8600@4.6 1.38v
too much ram
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 10, 2009, 09:48 PM
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 2,026
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zsamz_ View Post
it depends what you goal is
you happy with 4.0-4.2 get e8400
you want 4.5 get e8600
i'm just waitin on cooler weather to clock mine to 4.8
Won't be long unfortunately
__________________
"What is the colour when black is burnt ?" - Neil Young
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old October 10, 2009, 09:50 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: laval Qc
Posts: 1,072
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyhorsejohnny View Post
Won't be long unfortunately
i love the cooler weather
just love it
waitin with anticipation
__________________
maximus IV extreme @ 5.1 1.41v

evga e760 +920 4.8 water5.0+ on phase linx stable
gtx285 tri-sli
dfi ut-p35 lt
e8600@4.6 1.38v
too much ram
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old October 10, 2009, 09:53 PM
1Tanker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,170
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zsamz_ View Post
i love the cooler weather
just love it

waitin with anticipation
You live in QC....you have no choice. May as well learn to like winter.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old October 10, 2009, 10:00 PM
headsh0t's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Posts: 2,568

My System Specs

Default

Haha, there's already snow on the ground here.

Your Weather: Snow Snow go away, come back another...day? - The Weather Network
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old October 10, 2009, 10:07 PM
Andy's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Taichung / Toronto
Posts: 657

My System Specs

Default

You're options have been pretty much covered, but for what it's worth I've been running an 8500 for a year or so. I was able to hit 4.3 on air (noctua, dfi board), it probably has more in it, but I haven't had a reason or the time to try.
__________________
SAGER 5165 - Matte Screen (1920x1080) - i7-2630QM - nVidia 555M - 8Gb DDR3 - 120Gb Corsair Force GT SSD - 500Gb Momentus XT - Intel® 6300
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[FS] Intel e8600 enaberif Buy/Sell & Trade 6 September 30, 2009 01:11 PM
[FS] WTB: S775 cpu E8600,E8500 FS: NIB GA-x48T-DQ6, Q6600 G0 1.2 vid MarcusFoX Buy/Sell & Trade 15 April 29, 2009 07:47 AM
[WTB] WTB: S775 cpu Q9650,Q9550,E8600,E8500,QX6850 FS: NIB GA-x48T-DQ6 MarcusFoX Buy/Sell & Trade 0 April 21, 2009 09:08 PM
e8600 Overclocking Results enaberif Overclocking, Tweaking and Benchmarking 32 September 27, 2008 11:34 PM
E8600 - New Stepping: X-Bitlabs Tests It 1Tanker CPU's and Motherboards 0 July 28, 2008 03:50 PM