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Best Intel CPU for PCSX2
#1
Hello

Guys i have just received 400$ at the end of 2008. Thus i'm going to buy a "best performance/price" sure is performance first price is second. Any ideas? Looking for your reply soon. Don't state Intel I7, it is insane.

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#2
Maybe something like a C2 E8400 (3.0ghz, SSE4). Very popular, fast and highly overclockable. I hear a lot of people are able to bump this one up to 4ghz on air.
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#3
(01-03-2009, 03:50 AM)apparition Wrote: Maybe something like a C2 E8400 (3.0ghz, SSE4). Very popular, fast and highly overclockable. I hear a lot of people are able to bump this one up to 4ghz on air.

And that's only 165$ on Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductRev...6819115037

Even if you could manage to get it to 3.8, it'd be pretty damn good.
#4
the new E8400 or E8600 are the best processors for pcsx2 because they overclock so well and pcsx2 can't use more than 2 cores. i have a e8400 with an asus p5q pro motherboard. all i had to do was to raise the northbridge voltage to 1.14v (from 1.10) and the cpu vcore to 1.23125v (from 1.2125), enable load line calibration and now i can run this thing with 4ghz. with more voltage i will get more, but 4ghz is enough for me and i need to have an eye on the electricity bill Smile
be sure to buy one with the new e0 stepping.
#5
Value wise, E8400 if you have PCSX2 mainly in mind.
#6
Right, E8400 in E0 step. Running it at 4.3ghz and it plays everything i throw at it Smile
#7
I got 4.4 Ghz E0 E8400 and it is very nice. In 99% of all cases it is enough but certain games render certain scenes with CPU then it can get ugly. I experienced 3 scenes in FFXII where my CPU was even too slow in native internal resolution Sad.




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