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E6600 Or E6700

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Which is better?

For OCing, or anything else. I know most of us have the e6600 but is the 6700 any better?
    
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Nope, no difference in peformance. I had both, and the E6600 was actually a better clocker (since it was a better week/version).
    
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Hmm...

How do you know what week/version it is?
    
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The E6600 is better since its ~$100 cheaper.
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e6600 no doubt.
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E6700 if you want the higher multiplier and have the money.
E6600 if you want raw performance for a great price.

The E6700 *should* be able to go higher than the E6600, but that's in theory, because it would depend on the week/revision/how much vcore/etc.
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If your goal is to reach a higher o/c @ lower fsb, get the 6700 since it's a 10x multiplier. Think of it this way. 10x333 = 3.33 GHz, or 333 MHz per multiplier. Going from 9 to 10 gives you 333 MHz of clock rate. You can't up your FSB by 333 at a time!

I know that you can run synthetic benchmarks and show your theoretical memory bandwidth is faster with a faster FSB, but I have yet to see that translate into a faster application. Read this thread. Hell, here's the table I'm thinking about:



There's no difference in the 9x400 or 10x360 result; both are 3.6 GHz and gave the same (within error) performance. A lower FSB means lower system temps and really, Intel is charging your a premium for that extra multiplier number. As I understand it the E6600 and E6700 are physically identical differing only in their max multiplier setting.

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Why *should* the E6700 be able to get higher? Yeah, it has a higher multiplier, but the E6600 is already enough to max out the architecture on air (and probably water).
    
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e6600 FTW...I and many others are proud owners of it
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post #10 of 51
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So thats saying the 6700 is better?

Cause I was thinking about getting a 6700(I have the money, and my system really isn't here yet!) so I can return the 6600. And I'm probably getting watercooling for better ocing/performace.
    
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