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    E4700 vs E8400 for gaming

    I have read the E4700 is clocked is 3Ghz and is coming out on 2nd of march ws thinking of getting an E8400 but now thinking E4700 might be better in a gaming pc. I know the E8400 overclocks very well. Not sure what the E4700 will do. I think it still uses the 65nm process but should be cheaper.

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    Re: E4700 vs E8400 for gaming

    I guess the E4700 is just the next link in the chain from the E4600.

    Tbh I doubt the E4300, E4400, E4500 .. have been any different from each other, slight revisions here and there and a higher multiplier with each increase.

    They have all been stable overclockers up to around 3.0GHz. Being 800MHz FSB they don't tax most modern motherboards when overclocking either as most have a stable 1333MHz FSB.

    If it's just for gaming I'd probably drop back another step to the Pentium dual cores. The £50 E2180 will overclock to around 3.0GHz to and the limited cache shouldn't affect gaming.

    If you want upto 4.0Ghz then the E8400 is good chip but for basic gaming needs the pentium dual core is fine for now.

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    Re: E4700 vs E8400 for gaming

    I've found the E4300 to be very good . I'm sitting about 3150 for about 8 months now and the thing has'nt missed a beat. Would possibly like to hit 4 in the future though . Very impressed with intel's chips atm.

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    Re: E4700 vs E8400 for gaming

    Stick with the E4700...you will never notice the difference in game.

    The E4*** and E21** series processors are amazing value for money.

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    Re: E4700 vs E8400 for gaming

    I thought E4700 was 2.6Ghz @ stock speed?

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    Re: E4700 vs E8400 for gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by =assassin= View Post
    I thought E4700 was 2.6Ghz @ stock speed?
    You could be right actually.

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    Re: E4700 vs E8400 for gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Stick with the E4700...you will never notice the difference in game.

    The E4*** and E21** series processors are amazing value for money.
    I'll 2nd that. I'm planning on upgrading to one of the new 45nm quads and went for an e2140 in my recent build. clocked to 2.66 on my first attempt and 100% stable so far and only cost something like £45

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    Re: E4700 vs E8400 for gaming

    It depends at what resolution you're gaming at and your graphics card. An overlcocked dual core cpu @ 4ghz will run almost anything with the appropriate graphics cards. An 8800gtx can't cope at those speeds

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    Re: E4700 vs E8400 for gaming

    A 3Ghz Core Duo will run almost anything with the appropriate graphics cards probably equally well, or within single digits percentage.

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    Re: E4700 vs E8400 for gaming

    Sorry to resurrect this one but i think the E4700 is out on monday has a 13 x multiplier so i believe had anyone ever considered this cpu at all ?

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