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sswilson April 13, 2007 12:31 PM

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?

sswilson April 13, 2007 12:33 PM

Forget it..... just the weird way their front page lists...... (2.4 was E6600)

Babrbarossa April 13, 2007 12:45 PM

What day were the new chips put on sale?

sswilson April 13, 2007 01:02 PM

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.

sswilson April 13, 2007 01:17 PM


That was the US site......

TD canada has them priced well over $300......

Babrbarossa April 13, 2007 02:25 PM

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

sswilson April 13, 2007 02:56 PM

I'm a big fan of larger cache sizes which is why I'm looking at the 6420.

Babrbarossa April 13, 2007 03:13 PM

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.

Eldonko April 13, 2007 03:16 PM

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.

Eldonko April 13, 2007 03:19 PM

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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