Originally Posted by P4-630
Maybe a bit off-topic but
I noticed there is not much difference in a core2duo 3.6GHz vs a core2quad 3.6GHz L1 cache benchmark results and also the latency is equal.
for L1 - the Quads tend to excell with the L2 cahce, though - but that's all FSB related. If you could bump your BUS speed up to 450, I'd wager good money your L1 and L2 would be dead-nutz the same as mine, if not better.
but, back OT - DDR3, IMO, slaughters DDR2/DDR just in how much information it can move, and I think I've done a decent job of proving mid-range DDR3 with a very mild OC is more effective than DDR2/DDR with high-OC.
Once I get around to liquid cooling, where my CPU can support sustained 4GHz clocks, and once I improve the DRAM cooling a bit more - we'll see just how much more kick-ass DDR3 can go. I'd like to hit 2GHz DRAM clocks