2.4 vs. 2.6 Core2Duo

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  1. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Hi all...
    I wonder if the difference between a 2.4GHz, 800MHz 3MB L2; and a 2.6 GHz, 800MHz 6MB L2 is noticeable enough to make it worth. Both are C2D.
     
  2. WSFuser

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    The difference would probably only be noticable in benchmarks.

    Also you can just overclock the slower processor to make up for the difference.
     
  3. aigle

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    6 MB L2 will not make difference?
     
  4. Coolio10

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    Intel is already coming out with 6MB L2o_O??

    Is L1 cache useless or something cause i notice AMD puts more into their L1.
     
  5. Defenestration

    Defenestration Registered Member

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    It will for an application like ZIP/WinRAR/7-Zip (at least that's what the benchmarks show), but for most other apps you probably won't see much of a difference. Video and Audio compression encoding is more dependent on clock speed.
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    They have different design goals.
    The only "fair" comparation between AMD's cache and Intel's cache is in the amount of L2 cache. As a general rule, AMD needs less L2 cache thanks to the integrated memory controller.
     
  7. markymoo

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    the smaller the cache the better the overclock, less stress. thats why 6400 overclock better than 6600.
     
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