Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by Usuario, Feb 24, 2008.
Just bought an E6850:bang:
What am I really loosing comparing to E8400?
Overclockability, lower power consumption with the 8400, 2mb cache.
In real world situations your not losing anything really though, certainly not in any games.
r u crazy?!!!!, did you buy the E6850 at full price ($260) you can have the E8400 for $190 and you will be getting a much better cpu.
At same speed stock speed teh E8400 is 5-10%,
The E8400 is smaller 45mm compare to the E6850 65mm
E8400 needs less voltage
E8400 runs much cooler
E8400 higher overclocking (mine can reach 4.5ghz on air without any effort, limited by my ram right now)
E8400 new technology (SS4 etc)
E8400 much cheaper
i cannot really think of any benefit from the E6850 compare to the E8400.
so please do yourself a favor and return your cpu, buy the E8400, or if you can't find it, buy the q6600 for $200 at microcenter and overclock it to 3.6ghz.
Why did you buy an e6850 when a) you have an e6600 and b) the wolfdale cpus are much better?
lol...im with you
Why buy a new cpu when u had a e6600
Usuario, unless you can return and get the E8x00. There is no major dissappointment i think. You still have a very fast cpu. but i guess what you really gain over the E8400 would be the unlock of multiplier (less likely to be limited by the FSB). O/C should be much easier. besides some had said to have sensor issues with the e8400.
Anyway, if you are willing to trade your e6600 to buy a e6850, my guesses is you would trade the e6850 within 12 months anyway, regardsless if e8x00 is available now or not. Just make you feel better, just thought of yourself purposely giving the wolfdale core a miss and get the next gen. One misjudgment doesn't make you a fool.
You lose $70, no real-world benefit of the E8400 (for games 4GHz or so isn't really beneficial.
You gain all the o/c experiences of the e6850, less bios/headache issues of the e8400. In time though the issues of the 8400 will be worked out.
I picked up the e6750 in Dec, so my chip is about $40 cheaper than the E8400. I lose some GHz but 95% of my tasks do not require a fast chip.
:3eyes: To you guys, all of you strange kids
Long live to the E8400
*proFits that is pretty sure he will buy a nehalem CPU next year
E6850 is suppose to go down in price along side other cpus that have been on the market soon as well.
strange really, i dont understand his point at all.
this dude using a E8400, surely he is saying E8400 would say buying a E8400 is a better ******
but wait, strangely he was saying long live to the E8400, but then he is looking forward to the 10-18 months from now, nehalem already. is he not happy with the E8400 already?
i bet he would be buying it from day 1, so that he doesn't become another strange kids.
i want whatever you're on
Your purchase of the e6850 at such an inflated price has been a dreadful mistake.
Do you know what a shishtahook is ? One per day and you should be at the same lvl in a few days
Ok. Now you all "8400 experts". Will i see any improvement from my current CPU to a 8400?
Actual i have a e6320 oc to 3.1GH
If you overclock the e8400 to atleast 4 ghz then yes....
But im pretty sure you can easily get that e6320 higher than 3.1
Nehalem's new architecture and DDR3-only requirement makes it unappealing for me to go that route.
Keeping my memory, its kind of picky.?
Will try, but need better cooling...
It's not a dreadful mistake, just a mistake that's all. I wanted to upgrade to a E8400, but my E6850 zips along quite nicely, Crysis is great on my machine! I don't feel the need to chase another few fps!