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Intel Pentium E6300 2.80 GHz

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Intel continues to upgrade their processor lineup with the Pentium E6300. It offers a high stock frequency at 2.80 GHz and improved memory bandwidth due to increased FSB to 1066 MHz, this makes this processor a formidable opponent but the question remains. Can it do any damage to AMD's triple core Athlon II X3 Series?

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32nm will be on LGA775?
 

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32nm will be on LGA775?
No. For Intel, this is a time-killer till its 32nm LGA-1156 Pentium processor takes over. Yes, Intel does have a Pentium priced under $90 for the LGA-1156 platform.
 
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Really really good OC for stock cooler.
 
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This is just revision of Core 2 Duo E6300 1.8GHz 65nm i have this one running at 2.8GHz on Abit board.:laugh:
This one has only 2MB L2 cache, while the old E6 series had 4 if memory serves me right...

Edit: Nevermind seems the only difference between those two is the speed...
 
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Pentium E6300 is based on Intel's "older" architecture and is LGA775 compatible, its memory controller is located in the motherboard Nordbridge chipset
nord-bridge?


HalfaHertz is correct, C2D E6xx0 line had 4MB of L2 cache
 

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This one has only 2MB L2 cache, while the old E6 series had 4 if memory serves me right...

Edit: Nevermind seems the only difference between those two is the speed...
there is a difference: C2D was made in 65nm. thin is in 45nm. better OC :D
 

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there is a difference: C2D was made in 65nm. thin is in 45nm. better OC :D
45nm vs 65nm
2MB vs 4MB cache
Wolfdale vs conroe
800Mhz FSB vs 1066Mhz FSB
 

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nord-bridge?


HalfaHertz is correct, C2D E6xx0 line had 4MB of L2 cache
2MB was disabled on the E 6300 and E 6400. so that's 2MB
 

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2MB was disabled on the E 6300 and E 6400. so that's 2MB
good point. cache did vary a bit on the lower models. (lowest i personally used was an E6600 in conroe)
 
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Another nice review from Omega. :toast:
Good OC on the stock cooler, but on a budget processor like this the Athlon II is the better choice overall.
 

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Another nice review from Omega. :toast:
Good OC on the stock cooler, but on a budget processor like this the Athlon II is the better choice overall.
better choice for a new system indeed - but what about users on 775 with a celeron, or weak CPU like an E2160? (or any other older CPU, like an E4400)
 
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better choice for a new system indeed - but what about users on 775 with a celeron, or weak CPU like an E2160? (or any other older CPU, like an E4400)
In that matter, switching from a lower Pentium DC to this isn't too big of an upgrade.
They might as well save up for a new platform, or they might as well get something better like the C2D E8XXX.
 

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In that matter, switching from a lower Pentium DC to this isn't too big of an upgrade.
They might as well save up for a new platform, or they might as well get something better like the C2D E8XXX.
it sure is an upgrade, if you OC :D (especially for win7 users, with hardware virtualisation support being added back in)
 

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Well, i personally have E2140 oced to 2.9 GHz in my rig, and there is no way I would spend $81 ($125 in Croatia) on E6300. I'd still be on just two cores and I don't think it's worth the upgrade unless overclocked massively. I think most dual core LGA775 users are aiming at lower-mid end quads rather than another Pentium.

On the other hand, think about how much AMD AM2 users have old Athlon64 X2 or Sempron in their rigs. Athlon II X3 is a dream come true for them.

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I forgot to ad... being a dual core LGA775 (l)user really sucks right now. If you want a cheaper upgrade of your CPU, something like Pentium E6300 is the only thing reasonable to buy, and like Zubasa mentioned, that's not really an upgrade. On the other hand, if you want a quad CPU like I do... you're screwed with heavily overpriced Intel CPU's.
 

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Well, i personally have E2140 oced to 2.9 GHz in my rig, and there is no way I would spend $81 ($125 in Croatia) on E6300. I'd still be on just two cores and I don't think it's worth the upgrade unless overclocked massively. I think most dual core LGA775 users are aiming at lower-mid end quads rather than another Pentium.

On the other hand, think about how much AMD AM2 users have old Athlon64 X2 or Sempron in their rigs. Athlon II X3 is a dream come true for them.
doesnt it require an AM2+/AM3 board to work? i thought that they didnt work on the older AM2 boards.
 

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doesnt it require an AM2+/AM3 board to work? i thought that they didnt work on the older AM2 boards.
It depends on the MBO maker and their BIOS support. In theory, AM3 processors can work on almost any chipset going back to nForce 3 found on 754 socket MBO's. I think ASRock actually made one AM2+ compatible with nForce3 and AGP support.

It can work on AM2 boards allright. But not all of them
 
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doesnt it require an AM2+/AM3 board to work? i thought that they didnt work on the older AM2 boards.
It depends on the board, as long as their is Bios upgrade and the CPU is with in the boards power requirement.
This is where buying a board from a good manufacturer pays off.
 
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If by that you mean Asus, DFI or other pricey MBO makers... I'd be betting ASRock has more AM2 boards with AM3 CPU support then all of them put together...
Asrock is a good manufacturer of inexpensive mobos, don't get me wrong. ;)
 

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Asrock is a good manufacturer of inexpensive mobos, don't get e wrong. ;)
they're a division of asus. they count under the asus name :p
 
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A word to Omega, I think it is a good idea if you can also include the Athlon X2 240/245e etc.
 
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I picked up a combo deal about a month ago to upgrade an old HP Pavilion Celeron powered box I had in the closet and it runs great. It is currently running @3.0 with stock voltage until I have some time to play with it. Overall I’m not sure if I would pay $80.00 for the CPU alone but if you can find a decent combo deal it is a good way to bring an old rig back to life.