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    Phenom II X3 720 overclocking review when compared to the E7500 and Q6600

    Interesting review:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...ii-x3-720-be/6

    Even though the E7500 overclocks better it is slower in many of the benchmarks.


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    Re: Phenom II X3 720 overclocking review when compared to the E7500 and Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Even though the E7500 overclocks better it is slower in many of the benchmarks.
    But it's faster in games which is the main thing right?

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    Re: Phenom II X3 720 overclocking review when compared to the E7500 and Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    But it's faster in games which is the main thing right?
    The Phenom II X3 720 seems to be much faster than the E7500 in Crysis and Far Cry 2.

    I think that AMD needs to release its 45nm dual cores as quickly as possible though. The X2 7750+ and X2 7850+ are excellent processors but consume too much power and do not overclock as well as the E5200.


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    Re: Phenom II X3 720 overclocking review when compared to the E7500 and Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    But it's faster in games which is the main thing right?
    I noticed in Anandtech's review of the new X2 4850 they pretty much said games is the only thing it was good for. Well, that and heating the room up

    Linkey

    Those core2 chips need lots of cache to feed them.

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    Re: Phenom II X3 720 overclocking review when compared to the E7500 and Q6600

    Oops sorry I misread the bit I was quoting, meant to say that the phenom is faster in games and that's all that matters

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    Re: Phenom II X3 720 overclocking review when compared to the E7500 and Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I noticed in Anandtech's review of the new X2 4850 they pretty much said games is the only thing it was good for. Well, that and heating the room up

    Linkey

    Those core2 chips need lots of cache to feed them.
    You mean X2 7850 don't you?!

    The X2 7850 is a 65nm processor based on the older Phenom architecture.The newer Phenom II is a 45nm processor with more cache and higher clockspeeds which has much lower idle and load power consumption. At stock speeds the X2 7750+ and X2 7850+ are actually faster than the E5200 in most benchmarks:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...-cpus-review/5

    The E5300 is still over £60 at most retailers still. The X2 7850+ is well under £60(and the X2 7750+ is under £50 now) and has some excellent budget AMD(760G,780G and 780V chipsets) and Nvidia(8200 and 8300 chipsets) motherboards available for it for around £50 to £60.

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