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#2
The first one. You want the one with the larger L2 cache. Sacrificing a few million instructions per second for TWICE the cache size is worth it.
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#3
Yorkfield. Like the other guy said, it's all about the cache, not the clock speeds. Plus it's one of the 45nm quads. You really can't go wrong with that.

And the price vs perfomance between the E8400 and the E8500 is negligible. You won't go farther with an extra 166MHz I believe you've got a higher multiplier on the E8500, so that would be appealing for an enthusiast.
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#4
Wouldn't the cache be a nonfactor considering the first one has twice the cache and twice the cores?
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Wouldn't the cache be a nonfactor considering the first one has twice the cache and twice the cores?


In a message-passing model, which these cores are not, it doesn't matter. Intel uses the shared-memory model and it matters...
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#7
The yorkfield is faster, hence it costs about twice Wolfdale. The Wolfdale will be fine for any current application/game nowadays though. I don't see the point in shelling out 500 bucks for a cpu...
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#8
The Wolfdale is more power-efficient though...
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