Different clock speeds on E6420?
Tigerdirect is listing E6420's that run @ 2.13 & 2.4....
CPU, Intel CPU, AMD CPU, Intel Core 2 Duo Processors, Athlon 64 X2 AM2 Processor at TigerDirect.com
Any idea what's up with that?
Forget it..... just the weird way their front page lists...... (2.4 was E6600)
What day were the new chips put on sale?
I'm not sure.
They showed up on MB earlier this week with a "takes 2 or 3 days to order".
They've got them listed @ $299, while tigerdirect has them @ $239.
I've got feelers out for my current cpu/mobo/mem... if I can get $350 for the lot I might get a 6420 for my birthday and then between the money for my hardware plus a couple of pays worth of allowance I can swing the mobo+mem.
That was the US site......
TD canada has them priced well over $300......
I would probably get a 6400 as they're going to be pretty cheap now that the new line is out -and probably just as fast as the 6420s- I'm interested to see what kind of overclocking people get out of these 6320s, 6420s
I'm a big fan of larger cache sizes which is why I'm looking at the 6420.
what kind of applications would you notice the biggest differences in with the extra 2MB? Is it noticable? I'm wondering because I talked briefly about it in my review-- I said that there isn't much performance difference, so if I'm off on that, I'll change my wording.
4mb is a must for benching, effects PI, 3d, AM3, everything. Day to day stuff though, difference is probably only noticeable when measuring FPS not to the eye, 10-15% gains in games when looking at FPS, pretty decent.
BTW heres a direct comparo FYI
Translated version of http://www.matbe.com/articles/lire/306/merom-et-conroe-test-des-core-2-duo/page13.php
Its translated but the table is clear.
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