Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 or Phenom II 710

By maniacgeorge
Feb 14, 2009
  1. Hi Guys,
    I'm, trying to decide which of the said two processors to buy for my new machine. They are the same price. I've seen reviews of both but now direct ones. I've heard good things about the phenom's power consumption.

    Any thoughts anyone?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Are you sure that e7400 is not an E8400?
    Our answers depend a lot on what will be your uses, and your software installations.
  3. maniacgeorge

    maniacgeorge TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Yeah I'm sure its an e7400-its the cheap line of cpus...I'll be using it for general tasks and non stress gaming, probably with 64bit vista premium.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Go with whichever's cheaper. You could actually get by with an X2 5000+ as well, unless you're going to be playing very resource-intensive games like Crysis or GTA IV.
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