E7200 vs. E8400 in games

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  1. Soren

    Soren OT Supporter

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    If I have an R8450 card and I'm running games at 1920x1200 res, will the difference in MHz affect me? If anything, I'd be running both processors on stock heatsink but trying to OC them a little bit.
     
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    E8400 would be better for gaming. If you can't afford the extra $50 then go with the E7200.
     
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    How much memory does each card have?
    Any idea what kind of memory?

    Ever since I went to a high resolution monitor (1650*1080) I have found that the more memory the better.
    Also, you want fast memory.

    I am suggesting you weigh the memory vs the clock speed.
    Both are important.
     
  4. Soren

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    512mb R4850

    I was wondering if I should sacrifice 2gb of ram for the E8400. $40 is the dif between 2gb and 4gb of ram which is roughly similar to the dif between E7200 vs. e8400.
     
  5. ranthal

    ranthal i did what?

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    what's the plan for the mobo? already have one, buying? there was a thread in the main forum about a new setup, guy went with a e7200 and gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L whereas e8400 and same mobo had extra $15 off on newegg :dunno:
     
  6. Soren

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    I'm in Canada but I plan on getting a Gigabye EP45-DS3L

    edit: Actually, what's the difference between the EP35 and the EP45? The former is $30 cheaper but I can't spot a noticable difference.
     
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    P35 chipset vs P45. P45 supports 1600MHz FSB, PCIe 2.0 and DDR3 but DDR3 isnt utilized on that board. P35 only supports 1333MHz FSB.
     
  8. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    There will be very little difference between the CPUs. Definitely not noticable.

    There will be 0 different in terms of performance between the P35 board and the P45 board in terms of speed.

    If you are not overclocking, just buy 4GB of some cheap ass PC2-5300 ram, as ram speed barely effects things at all.
     

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