...I think the E8400 would be a better buy.wich is better for pcsx2?
im still waiting to see a boxed stock Phenom 2 on a box stock mobo holding a rock solid stable OC of 5ghz on water.....aint happeninAs far as i know the phenom can go over 5 Ghz on water though i forgot the exact value and i did say in that post that i forgot the exact value .
Only if all else is equal though, and it's not. If there's a ~$50 price difference, the Core 2 overclocks farther, is faster clock for clock, and last but not least, it's use is the single application (I'm exaggerating... a bit) there is that demands the very best combination of frequency and IPC, then the choice is honestly a little one sided here. The best having twice the cores does is negate that advantage of the Core 2 (not even really), which still brings it back to a tie, so it depends on a few things.I'd seriously get the Phenom II X4 955 just for the simple fact that it's quad core.