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    Core2Duo vs FX-62

    I came across an awesome $450 rebate on the Vigor Gaming website that puts the FX-62 at approximately the same price as the Core2duo E6420 2.13ghz. I am having a hard time deciding. The Fx-62 has a higher clock speed and is AMD's top of the line chip, but the E6420 draws less power (and is cooler), is built on 65 nm archetecture (vs the 90 nm of the FX-62) and has a larger L2 cache (4 mb vs. 2 mb). however, the FX-62 is supposed to be an awesome CPU.

    anyone have any suggestions? thanks.

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    Will you be overclocking?

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    no, i will not be overclocking.

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    For gaming, go for the FX-62.

    For sound / video editing and 3D work, the E6420 would be better.

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    could you please explain that conclusion to me? from what i've read, i would have expected the exact opposite.

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    Have a read of: http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=5692

    Should be along the right lines
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    It depends what your mating it up with(mating this early on a friday).
    What mb,what chipset,which ram its the the sum of the whole.
    Get the latest and greatest cpu and stick it in a no hope mb,crap ram and you have just wasted your money.
    Sit back look at your finances and work out if you have enough cash to make the cpu shine if not go for the cheapest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusader4192 View Post
    could you please explain that conclusion to me? from what i've read, i would have expected the exact opposite.
    Have a gander at TH's CPU chart.

    Personally I'd get the C2D as it spanks the FX-62 at CPU heavy tasks and only loses a few FPS when it comes to games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlight View Post
    It depends what your mating it up with(mating this early on a friday).
    What mb,what chipset,which ram its the the sum of the whole.
    Get the latest and greatest cpu and stick it in a no hope mb,crap ram and you have just wasted your money.
    Sit back look at your finances and work out if you have enough cash to make the cpu shine if not go for the cheapest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Have a read of: http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=5692

    Should be along the right lines
    that shows the E6700 and the E6600, not the E6420...i know that the aforementioned processors are better than the FX-62. so allow me to restate the quesiton:

    Which of the following is a better all-around processor (no OCing): the FX-62 or the E6420?

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    id personally get the intel as it will run cooler.but thats just my 2cents.

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    i dont think cooling running really comes into it if your arent overclocking...

    I had an old AMD running around 65 degrees for years..no problem.

    I'd be inclined to get the AMD.

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    I would go for the amd also..

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    two questions:

    1.) Will the FX-62 give me a noticable improvement with gaming?

    2.) given my specs, would indulging in a high-powered processor be justified?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusader4192 View Post
    that shows the E6700 and the E6600, not the E6420...i know that the aforementioned processors are better than the FX-62. so allow me to restate the quesiton:

    Which of the following is a better all-around processor (no OCing): the FX-62 or the E6420?
    Allow me to restate the point then...
    If you spend the 10 minutes it will take you to look at how the E6420 performs compared to the E6700 and E6600, it will provide you with reasonable, and more importantly, accurate data to base your decision on.

    Just because the chip has a different number on it doesn't mean its a different beast at heart.
    Last edited by Agent; 13-07-2007 at 10:15 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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