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rgathright
02-28-2011, 05:12 PM
Just finished my latest Intel Socket 775 review.
http://www.bayreviews.com/computers/18374
I was able to hit 3.125Ghz on air cooling using a Scythe SCMN-1100 MINE Rev.B 3 Heat Pipes CPU Cooler. The processor does an impressive job for a Celeron, especially when compared to the Intel E8600.

Would the E3300 work in a bargain gaming rig? I think so! :up:

Here are the performance charts:
http://www.bayreviews.com/cache/multithumb_thumbs/9e3a79af8b400942e6c9affdce0b5b50.jpg

http://www.bayreviews.com/cache/multithumb_thumbs/eb742c5cb12d6468401168c447071777.jpg

Blibbax
02-28-2011, 06:02 PM
My 3GHZ core 2 is starting to feel its age. I'd never even consider putting one in a PC today, unless it was strictly for word processing etc.

rgathright
03-01-2011, 05:25 PM
My 3GHZ core 2 is starting to feel its age. I'd never even consider putting one in a PC today, unless it was strictly for word processing etc.

How so?

SXRguyinMA
03-01-2011, 06:14 PM
yea how so? my C2Q Q6600 is more than fast enough for anything I do with it. why spend money on an i-series, adn the motherboard and memory to go with it, when the core series still works more than adequately for 90% of the population?

I mean hell, all 5 of the computers here at my work are still P4, ranging from 1.8GHz to 2.8GHz, all with ~1GB RAM, and they're still not even worked 100%

diluzio91
03-02-2011, 02:16 AM
i think he was reffering to a c2d, and going from a dual core to a quad core made a HUGE difference. its like night and day, while a dual core is good for word processing and such, for gaming i would have to give it a pass.

rgathright
03-02-2011, 09:09 AM
i think he was reffering to a c2d, and going from a dual core to a quad core made a HUGE difference. its like night and day, while a dual core is good for word processing and such, for gaming i would have to give it a pass.

If you look at my SuperPi chart, a lowly dual core E8600 leads the pack. We all know spending $$$ on a great SLI video card is going to do more than any expensive i7 processor.

I guess I need to put some $ in a NVIDIA GTX for BayReviews and test it out on a few mobo configs before making any more conclusions. :think:

Blibbax
03-02-2011, 04:50 PM
How so?

Recent games are considerably held back by it at high settings. Even for movie editing etc., modern applications are optimised for 4 core CPUs. Then, of course, there's the multitasking.


yea how so? my C2Q Q6600 is more than fast enough for anything I do with it. why spend money on an i-series, adn the motherboard and memory to go with it, when the core series still works more than adequately for 90% of the population?

I mean hell, all 5 of the computers here at my work are still P4, ranging from 1.8GHz to 2.8GHz, all with ~1GB RAM, and they're still not even worked 100%

Firstly, in my own experience, a Q6600 is way faster (http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/67?vs=53) even in single threaded applications than either an E3400 or similar low end C2D based CPU.

Secondly, the P4 computers are your work are loaded at 100% at the very least when opening programs, loading windows, and playing back HD Youtube. I still have my P4 rig, and it struggles with what I'd describe today as normal everyday use.


If you look at my SuperPi chart, a lowly dual core E8600 leads the pack. We all know spending $$$ on a great SLI video card is going to do more than any expensive i7 processor.

I guess I need to put some $ in a NVIDIA GTX for BayReviews and test it out on a few mobo configs before making any more conclusions. :think:

Firstly, the "lowly" (>100...) dual core E8600 leads the pack because of its massive cache per core and very high stock clock speed. Remember that SuperPi is entirely single threaded.

Secondly, an E8600 is one hell of a lot faster (http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/67?vs=54) than an E3400 or similar low end C2D CPU.

Thirdly, I think you'll find that many modern games will show huge gains (http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/67?vs=109) from an upgrade to a modern quad core CPU, especially from a weaker dual core, if they already have a powerful GPU.

x88x
03-02-2011, 08:31 PM
I have, iirc, an E3400 (or maybe E3200..I forget) in my server, and I agree, they're good, solid chips. The small L2 cache would have an affect on any gaming though, I think.


i think he was reffering to a c2d, and going from a dual core to a quad core made a HUGE difference. its like night and day, while a dual core is good for word processing and such, for gaming i would have to give it a pass.

Heheh, try going from single core to quad core. :D That's what I did with my current system. Athlon 64 FX-55 to C2Q 9450. :twisted: The difference was really, as you said, night and day...even coming from one of the most powerful single-core CPUs ever made.

rgathright
03-03-2011, 09:21 AM
Recent games are considerably held back by it at high settings. Even for movie editing etc., modern applications are optimised for 4 core CPUs. Then, of course, there's the multitasking.


I was hoping to point out that you can go with a cheap E3300 now and focus on the SLI card since many of these Socket 775 mobos can run quad core chips.

The ASUS P5QL is running with a QX9650 today and here are some initial results.

wPrime 1024M:
QX9650 @ 3.66Ghz - 387.941
QX9650 @ 3.00Ghz - 473.851
E3300 @ 3.00Ghz - 948.12

Obviously, the Intel quad core is faster.

WIN 4 Bibbax. :D

TheGreatSatan
03-04-2011, 10:47 PM
The word Celeron just bugs me. It could be a Quad Core Celeron and I still wouldn't get one.

x88x
03-04-2011, 11:25 PM
What, you don't like the good old Celery? :P

Blibbax
03-05-2011, 08:24 AM
Intel unveils new flagship: Intel i9 Celeron 1200x. 8 cores, 16 threads, 24MB cache, 4.5GHZ stock clock, unlocked multiplier, 65W TDP. Available for sockets 478, 604, 771, 775, 1155, 1156, 1366, 1567, 2011 and A. $9.99. Don't want?

FuzzyPlushroom
03-05-2011, 10:50 PM
...and A.

Sold!

(I've actually got more Socket A CPUs than motherboards, mostly because the CPUs are tough to kill without overheating 'em, while the 'boards weren't generally of the best quality.)

rgathright
03-07-2011, 11:08 AM
Does that i9 include a built-in, NVIDIA graphics chipset? :banana:


Sold!

(I've actually got more Socket A CPUs than motherboards, mostly because the CPUs are tough to kill without overheating 'em, while the 'boards weren't generally of the best quality.)

Funny you should mention this... I found an AMD Barton computer this weekend in my computer room. Booted it up and it ran quite well for a few hours at its 30% overclock.

x88x
03-07-2011, 04:09 PM
Does that i9 include a built-in, NVIDIA graphics chipset? :banana:

Yup! Only problem is, with all these features, they have to put it on a daughterboard...and the die is about 4" square.. :P

AmEv
03-08-2011, 01:53 PM
I agree, TGS.

"Celeron" is so old, I automatically think "466MHz".


*Fuzzy, what's the fastest Socket A you've got?

Mine is an Athlon 1800+@1.5GHz., MSI K7N2 MoBo.

rgathright
03-10-2011, 10:53 AM
Yup! Only problem is, with all these features, they have to put it on a daughterboard...and the die is about 4" square.. :P

Junktastic.

I would not be surprised if they did this in the future because Intel loves their slots!:facepalm:

http://images.esellerpro.com/2131/I/272/scaleSLOT1CPU.jpg

diluzio91
03-10-2011, 11:52 PM
im sorry, did you want to cool this? here, for the low low price of $120 you can get an upgraded cooler from INTEL!

AmEv
03-16-2011, 02:28 PM
Slot 3 coming soon....


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