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    whats the difference between a E4300 and a E6300?

    Apart from the £4 price difference...is there any difference at all?

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    correct me if im wrong, but i thought the new C2D all have 4mb cache so your virtually paying for the extra cache?

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    nope, on scan it says 2mb cache i think


    edit:

    Here's the specs,

    Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, Socket 775, 1.86 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, Socket 775, 1.86 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail

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    800mhz fsb on the 4300 and the cache is a legit 2mb cache instead of 4meg with 2meg deactivated aparently.

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    They are mistaken, the 4300 is 800MHz FSB with 9X multi and the 6300 is 1066MHz FSB with 7X multi. They are also different core architectures (slightly) so have slightly different features most of which wont affect any average user. Both have 2mb cache.

    The 4300 will overclock extremely well as it has a better multi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flewis View Post
    They are mistaken, the 4300 is 800MHz FSB with 9X multi and the 6300 is 1066MHz FSB with 7X multi. They are also different core architectures (slightly) so have slightly different features most of which wont affect any average user. Both have 2mb cache.

    The 4300 will overclock extremely well as it has a better multi.
    aha....thanks for that

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    yeh but 800fsb means it will be slower in the end (reviews have pointed that out) and yeh of course the 2mb cache is 'true' on the 4300.

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    The 4300 also has no support for Intel Virtualization Technology...whatever that is!

    Anand still thinks it's a screamer tho:
    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2903

    W.

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    Iamtheoneneo, it will only make a difference if you run them at stock. clock a 4300 up to 1066 (266 MHz) you will then have a 2.4 GHz chip. You also therefore have a better chance of pushing it up higher for less money.
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    By the time they make Virtualisation useful (to me) it will be time for a new computer anyway. allendale core has only 2 MB cache on die its not 4 MB with 2 MB disabled or so i thought I read.

    The quoted prices seem a bit out of whack with the US dollar prices. When comparing E6300 £ to $ the difference is less than the E4300.
    Last edited by Kumagoro; 14-01-2007 at 04:08 AM.

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    it seems like all the hype has raised the price significantly, its probably still worth getting the 6300 before the price drops on the 4300.

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    4300 vs 6300

    The main difference is the lower fsb and higher multi.
    However in Q2, Intel will be selling the e6320 and e6420 which will be conroe rather than allendale (or crippled conroe). The additional 2MB l2 cache (at no extra cost) will give them an added boost as their low multi allows for great clockability.
    Basically the performance difference between an e6600@ 3.5GHz and an e6320 @3.5GHz will be nill!
    the 4300 and 4400 will then become the base level cpu with 2MB l2 cache, possibly issuing an end to the Celeron branding.
    As things stand, the lineup will be as follows
    800MHz 2MB dual core 4300, 4400
    1066MHz 4MB dual core 6320, 6420, 6600, 6700
    1333MHz 4MB dual core 6650, 6750, 6850
    + quad core Kentsfield
    DFI LanParty NF3 250gb
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