Originally Posted by kaivorth
It is worth it if you can get $50 to $60 out of the E6320 you have there.
I'm going from an E6300 @ 3.00ghz to an E8400 @ 3.6ghz soon. Should be here Tuesday.
Clock for clock the Wolfdale is faster as well, so it would be like having a 5.00ghz E6320 if that makes sense?
I've seen other people saying this as well--that the 45nm Core2's are faster clock-for-clock than the 65nm's--but I've never seen any benchies to prove this. Do you have any? I'm not calling you out on it, so don't take it like that, it's just something I'd really like to know as well. Because a lot of people have been asking this question, and some people say that the architecture is the same, only with a die-shrink, so performance is the same, and other people say the wolfdales are faster clock-for-clock. Granted, it could just be due to the higher cache, though I don't think it would be THAT much...not like having a 5GHz 6320--though that would be awesome!