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PCSX2: Dual-Cores, Core 2 Duos/Quads... Quick Question..
#1
Choosing a processor is very hard... especially when you're low on budget...

2.8GHz Core 2 duo (Overpriced)
Vs.
2.8GHz Core 2 quad (Overpriced)
Vs.
2.8GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core (Reasonable Price)

of course... as the title says... it would be intended to be of use for PCSX2.
So... Which processor wins?...

So anyone that would like to answer this question is greatly appreciated...
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#2
I'd take the Pentium Dual and overclock it, as you can see in my signature Tongue2

The performance difference between a Core 2 Duo and Pentium Dual-Core isn't much, and if you're considering a high clocked Core 2 Quad and have money for it you might as well change mobo and CPU and get an i3 or something for similar price and better results for PCSX2 instead.
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#3
core 2 duo wins
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#4
Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad would have very slightly higher performance stock (we're talking just 5~10% difference clock for clock). However, given they're also 50~200% more expensive compared to the Pentium Dual-Core, I say stick to the Pentium.
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#5
Lower stock clocked Core 2 Duo, and OC it to 4.0 Ghz. There's some lower-end ones that can overclock that high.
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#6
Cheapest Core 2 Duo on Newegg is the E7500 2.93 GHz (11.0x266) 3MB L2 which is $125. The Pentium E6500 2.93 GHz 2MB L2 is $45 cheaper and the only difference is it has 1MB less L2 cache and it doesn't have the SSE4.1 instruction set. Both should be able to oc to 4 GHz with a good mobo. A Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz (9x333) 6MB L2 costs double the E6500. By the way, his mobo doesn't overclock worth a damn so the high oc talk is somewhat pointless. Best he can expect is around 10~15% oc. Seriously, if I were the OP, I'd get the best priced Pentium Dual-Core CPU and be done with it. On Newegg, it's the Pentium E6700 3.2 GHz for $82. The E6800 3.33 GHz isn't really worth an add'l $20. If he had a good board, it might be worth it to swing for an E8400 and oc the crap out of it, unfortunately, he doesn't.

No idea what pricing is like in the Philippines now but last I checked, they're pretty close to US pricing, sometimes even cheaper. Also, Core 2's seem to be pretty scarce and considerably more expensive than "newer" Core i-series models.
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(12-06-2010, 10:44 PM)ilovejedd Wrote: Cheapest Core 2 Duo on Newegg is the E7500 2.93 GHz (11.0x266) 3MB L2 which is $125.

The i3 is at $123 and overclock more easily Smile

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#8
These entries from the CPU Benchmark for PCSX2 should make it very clear how the different Intel processors compare.

Quote:52.55 FPS - SLUS 20672 - Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 - 3.33 GHz Stock - ilovejedd
50.96 FPS - SLUS 20672 - Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6800 - 3.33 GHz Stock - Bonobi
50.47 FPS - SLUS 20672 - Intel Core i3 530 - 2.93 GHz Stock - ilovejedd

In all reality, the Core 2 Duo processors are a complete waste of money. They're only slighty better than Dual-Core at the same clock, but cost much more. So much, that the Core i series is the way to go if you have the money to spend on a Core 2. Not just in overclockability, not just in architecture or the added threading, but in the performance vs. cost.

Last I saw, a Core 2 Duo @ 2.93Ghz was $125 (the one ilovejedd mentioned) and a Core i3 @ 2.93Ghz was only $110 or $115. Now, that Core 2 Duo isn't really gonna do better with PCSX2 than that E6700 for $82. So, if you had the $125, you're much better off getting the E6700 and saving that $43 towards a future Core i & mobo (the only real step up for PCSX2, and the only sensible move for you're money).
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#9
I wonder what the fps difference (with NTSC Games) would be, if all 3 of those CPUs were overclocked to 4 GHz. Smile
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#10
(12-07-2010, 06:22 AM)Rezard Wrote: These entries from the CPU Benchmark for PCSX2 should make it very clear how the different Intel processors compare.


In all reality, the Core 2 Duo processors are a complete waste of money.

Core 2 wins By as much as an increase of 2 FPS... Processors here a overpriced Core 2's and some crap dual core like E5500.... Can't seem to find E6700 and E6800.. but i think they'll be expensive as hell here!

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