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Old 11-05-2007, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default E6550 vs E6600

whats the difference?
E6550 has faster FSB... is that it?
why would it be less than the E6600 then in $$$?

is it a noticeable diffference in performance? or not really?
i dont have much money, and the E6550 costs a substantial amount less, thats y im lookin into it
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One uses Go Stepping, the other uses B2 Stepping (E6600). The E6550 has a faster bus speed. Basically, it's superior to the E6600 other than a 13MHz difference.
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One uses Go Stepping, the other uses B2 Stepping (E6600). The E6550 has a faster bus speed. Basically, it's superior to the E6600 other than a 13MHz difference.
then why does it cost $30 less?
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Probably the transistor count or something in them, but the E6600 runs at a slightly higher frequency than the E6550. That's probably why.
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Probably the transistor count or something in them, but the E6600 runs at a slightly higher frequency than the E6550. That's probably why.
so is there any noticeable difference? like, enough to justify a $50 price hike
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Right off the bat (I don't have any experience with this CPU), the faster bus should make it a better CPU compared to the E6600. Plus, the E6550 has a higher temp threshold at 72 degrees Celsius compared to the 60 some odd degrees of the E6600, which tells you that you can OC this baby more comforably than the E6600 can. So I guess it can be faster than the E6600. Otherwise, they're nearly identical. But the faster CPU bus should be beneficial.

The E6550 and E6600 OC'd would perform about the same despite the higher FSB of the E6550. Both CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache, 4MB. The E6400 and E4300 OC'd to 2.8Ghz will also perform about the same since they also have the same amount of L2 cache, 2MB.

I'd get the E6550 since it's cheaper than the E6600 yet performs pretty close to it at stock speeds.
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