Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 Socket 775 (2.66GHz) FSB1333 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - HotUKDeals
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The long awaited Penryn Dual core Intel processors are here!
The Intel Core2 Duo processor E8200 series is based on the Intel Core microarchitecture.

Processor Type - Intel Core 2 Duo
Part - E8200
Socket - 775
Codename - Wolfdale
FSB - 1333
Cache - 6MB L2
Clock speed - 2.66GHz
45nm process technology
Retail boxed with Intel reference heatsink and fan
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#1
Great Deal, Shame quad core penryn taking so long to come out though.
#2
How would this compare to a Q6600?

From my limited knowledge I'm guessing that these would be better for gaming due to higher clock speed but the Q6600 would be better at multitasking due to more cores, is that right? Also presumably the E8200 would run cooler?
#3
I have a q6600 g0 stepping and it's awesome for games. The bottleneck in my computer is the graphics, and that's a 3870
#4
Kaprikawn
How would this compare to a Q6600?

From my limited knowledge I'm guessing that these would be better for gaming due to higher clock speed but the Q6600 would be better at multitasking due to more cores, is that right? Also presumably the E8200 would run cooler?


http://www.hothardware.com/articles/Wolfdale/?page=7

yup, for single-threading stuff like gaming and some older codecs the higher clock speed, sse-4.1, bigger cache and overclockability is going to make this blow quad cores out of the water.

personally i'd prefer a quad core as i do more server/virtualisation/linux multi-threaded stuff, but i'm waiting for nehalem before i upgrade :whistling:
#5
There's barely a difference in the clock speed of the e8200 and the q6600. The e8400 might beat it for gaming but the e8200 is the budget version.
suspended#6
Alacazam
There's barely a difference in the clock speed of the e8200 and the q6600. The e8400 might beat it for gaming but the e8200 is the budget version.


your right, there isnt a difference :P. The e8400 =gaming, q660(or any quad core)=quadcore gaming(supcom) and mainly coding etc.

These came out @ £115, so im wondering have they somehow gone up insane pricing like the e8400? which is now [email protected] and over £200@ ocuk.

Luckily i got my e8400 for £125 w00t
#7
I posted this processor when it was 109 from ebuyer and people just complained :oops:

As for the processor its very good, gets 5.6 without ocing on the vista experience but ive got it to 5.8 with oc, some people have got more but I was using stock fan. It has the new SSE 4 instruction set which is used for decoding and encoding video and paying hd content
#8
Well ive got my Q6600 running at 3.6GHz, all you need is a decent fan the fan that comes with the intel chips is pitiful at best. All it is is a few basic tweaks in the bios really. Unless your wanting more I did used to get 3.9 but i installed another 2 gig of ram which slowed it down a little.
#9
Got my E8400 from Scan a month or so ago for about £130. Clocked it to 4Ghz quite easily on an Xigmatek HDT-1283 with Corsair Value RAM. I am quite shocked at the performance for the price I paid, the Wolfdale chips really do fly.

I plan on overclocking more in the future, I think there is still a little room for improvement heh.
#10
How would this compare to a 6400 Dual core I shan't upgrade until I can get something 3 times as fast as this :)
#11
How is that Xigmatek Cooler PhearFactor?? I have read pretty good reports about it. What temps do you get at full load and what sort of noise is the cooler making in general use??
#12
the argument im having is whether to go Intel for the short-term fast processors (expensive route), or go to AMD for their supposedly super compatible AMD2+ boards which will be cheaper in the long-run (though maybe not as fast processors as Intel in the future)
#13
Im certainly in a pickle with the E8400 & The Q6600 - ive heard the Quad will run FSX better but the E8400 will eb faster for most other games. If the Q can be overclocked to over E8400 speeds then ill get it at some point :o
#14
ahh, the old argument again:
Q6600 - "you can't add more cores but you can add fsb"
E8400 - "This is best for games right now and when quad-core games come, then maybe Ill get Q8000"
#15
There are low energy versions I am pretty sure too - for those of us whose mum is not paying our electricity bill!!

Thermed:-D
#16
Artonox
ahh, the old argument again:
Q6600 - "you can't add more cores but you can add fsb"
E8400 - "This is best for games right now and when quad-core games come, then maybe Ill get Q8000"


Its a tough decision lol
#17
What you really want is the Q9450, which is the same processor as the e8200 just with double the cores and double the cache. Meant to cost £220 ish but as I said in my first post its not out yet unfortuntely.
#18
Good find.
#19
Hudson92
Luckily i got my e8400 for £125 w00t


I got my E8400 before launch for about the same price. There must be a real shortage.

If it were me I'd wait a couple of weeks and buy an E8400 for a reasonable price.

£122 here

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=B93598
#20
I dont think there is any point going for quad core right now. It will be a good year before its in any way providing a meaningful benefit.

BTW 306maxi, its not in stock at lambda-tek. I think the cheapest I have seen it in stock over here is about ~£130ish
#21
Ross1
I dont think there is any point going for quad core right now. It will be a good year before its in any way providing a meaningful benefit.

BTW 306maxi, its not in stock at lambda-tek. I think the cheapest I have seen it in stock over here is about ~£130ish


Hence why i said get it in a few weeks when they say it will be in stock :)
#22
stick with the quad for now this cpu is a buget 8xxxx series im looking to upgrade as i have a [email protected] but shall be waiting for the new quad cores this cpu will take the place of the the 4xxx series its the lowest in the new lineup im usually the first to jump onboard but ive learnt my lesson lately as you pay way to much and a month down the line its a lot cheaper. I bought a XFX800gt 512mb in december i had to have the latest and greatest it cost me £186 and they where like rocking horse **** 2 months down the line you can get one for £130 and the bigger brother is less than what i paid.

The only ones who shold really make the jump is those running P4 or P4Ds otherwise wait 2 months for the new quads and there to be full stock of the dual from what ive read these should be around the £100 mark retailers are cashing in on high demand and low volume.
#23
im still using Socket A Athlon 800mhz. Lol should I upgrade :D?
(this is old tech about 10 years btw)

Yes I'm waiting for a good time to buy and I want it to be a beast to shadow the one i'm currently using and hence i'm waiting for now.
#24
crofter
How is that Xigmatek Cooler PhearFactor?? I have read pretty good reports about it. What temps do you get at full load and what sort of noise is the cooler making in general use??


It's completely silent over my 8800GTS 512MB, its quieter for sure than my old Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro which cost a similar price (Got the Xiggy in Scan Today Only section about a month ago). Idle it seems to be less than 40c and load is around 60c on my IP35-E with the latest beta BIOS. That's with 1.35V into the CPU. The only problem I have with it, is the size. It is seriously huge and I can see some smaller cases having an issue closing due to the amount it sticks out.
#25
polly69
this cpu will take the place of the the 4xxx series its the lowest in the new lineup.

This isn’t a replacement for the E4xxx series, that isn’t due until Q2 or Q3 and will be the E7xxx series. It has a slower FSB and smaller cache: 1066 FSB and 3MB cache.
#26
polly69
The only ones who shold really make the jump is those running P4 or P4Ds otherwise wait 2 months for the new quads and there to be full stock of the dual from what ive read these should be around the £100 mark retailers are cashing in on high demand and low volume.


I somehow doubt that anyone running a P4 or P4 Dual Core will have a motherboard which will be able to handle this CPU. The only Intel Chipsets which support it are the 965 (limited support with bios update), P35, X38, 975 (same as the 965) and the X48.
#27
306maxi;1660767
I somehow doubt that anyone running a P4 or P4 Dual Core will have a motherboard which will be able to handle this CPU. The only Intel Chipsets which support it are the 965 (limited support with bios update), P35, X38, 975 (same as the 965) and the X48.

But they should make the jump and buy a new base rig. For £300 of upgrades they could see a major improvement, this chip being part of it.
#28
Cackles
But they should make the jump and buy a new base rig. For £300 of upgrades they could see a major improvement, this chip being part of it.


People doing that are most likely to get an e2xxx chip or an e4xxx chip though.

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