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Old December 18, 2009, 12:59 PM
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Which is the best clocker the 750 or the 850, I means in clock not in bench mark
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In general, the 860 is better. Higher multiplier means it can reach higher frequencies before running into base clock limitations. Of course, that's without taking into consideration chip-to-chip differences, but on average, the 860 is a better overclocker. The fact that it has Hyperthreading will also be useful for multitasking and multithreaded CPU-heavy applications.
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Old December 18, 2009, 01:17 PM
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Yeah probably the 860 by a bit
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860 is probably better but HT make the game harder to get it higher because of the heat.
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Just a couple of thoughts/observations.

I Recently swapped my i5 750 for an i7 860 and the 860 definitely runs hotter w HT on (as martin_metal_88 suggests).

I had the i5 at 3.78ghz (for the 8 weeks I used it) w stock voltage folding 24/7 and temps were never a problem w CM 212+ (never a freeze or BSOD). Did a few benches for fun on the i5 at 4.24ghz with 1.35v stable (IntelBurnTest, Prime95...), and I must say that the i5 is the easiest overclocker I've ever used.
I haven't played around OC'g much yet with the i7 860, but volts and heat are going up for sure and at lower speeds.

I've also noticed a few threads where gaming/benches are shown as improved with HyperThreading turned off (lower heat/volts - higher overclocks). Seems ironic to turn off HT on the 860, as you are then essentially running an expensive i5 750.

The i5 750 may be the econo performance deal after all.
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Old December 31, 2009, 05:32 AM
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get the 860 without thinking about it. you can turn off HT and i can pretty much bet that the 860 will clock higher. remember the 750 was an 860/870 that didn't make the grade. ( not all the time but for the most part were not talking about amd here having to cut chips down to make there dollar )
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+1 Monster, for those reasons I settle with the 750, it,s now running as my gaming rig
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