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E6300 vs E6400

By cm1286
Sep 26, 2006
  1. Alright so which one is better i plan on building a system with dual GeForce 6800xt 512mb and 2gigs of ddr2 800 or 667 havnt picked a motherboard yet big question is which core 2 the E6300 or E6400? Any help from people with them or know anything about them would be appreciated.
     
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    If you can afford to get the 6400, then I'd say get it, if not, then the 6300 is good too. If you will be overclocking and want to see what other people are getting for overclocks, here's an interesting link.
    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1075792

    (If you're running sli on an intel nforce based board though don't expect high overclocks.)

    Personally, I prefer one fast card to to mid range sli'ed cards, since not all games utilize sli, and it's a more complex/expensive setup to do a sli.
     
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Get a 7900GS/GT they cost the same or less than 2 6800Xt's, and use less power, and less heat. The 7900GT also outperforms 2 6800XT's.
     
  4. cm1286

    cm1286 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Thanxs guys for ur thoughts i will def. look into the 7900 thanks again
     
  5. cm1286

    cm1286 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    As another question about graphic cards is how important do u think a good graphic card is for cad/cae and encoding stuff
     
  6. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Umm, there are special graphics cards for 3d rendering, the ATI FireGL series, and the nVidia Quadro series.
     
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

  8. cm1286

    cm1286 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Okay well have you guys heard anything about requirements for engineering programs or is that mainly ram and cpu burden
     
  9. danielb

    danielb TS Rookie Posts: 19

    all in all im not very happy with this dual core hype, hardly any difference because the applications are still fighting to use the same hard drive.
     
  10. an0nym0us

    an0nym0us TS Rookie Posts: 31

    go with the E6400, the higher multiplier will yeild better clocks when you oc... i'm wanting to trade my E6300 for an E6400.
     
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