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Moving to Intel, quick question.....

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  1. mikek75

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    I'm thinking about moving to Intel, and have been looking at a 65nm E6750 (2.66ghz) or a 45nm E6550(2.33ghz). The 6750 is £117 and the 6550 is £104. Question is, is it better to get the slightly slower 45nm or go for the 65nm faster chip. I'll be pairing it with an Asus P5K and 2GB of Corsair XMS2.

    Cheers!
     
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    The E6550 is also a 65nM chip, not 45. Go with the 6750 for the higher multi.
     
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    Ah, cheers for the info, the sellers website must be wrong then! No surprise really, they also said that I would need a P935 chipset, the dickheads, LOL! Reckon I'll see much of a boost over my Opteron 165 and DDR500?
     
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    Definitely. Even with the Intel chip at stock speeds. It takes at least a 3GHz AMD to get near the E6750. My old 6000+ traded blows with my dad's E6750, both systems at stock.

    For more comparisons, both my 6400+ and 6000+ at 3.4GHz, roughly equal a 3GHz Core 2. Thing is, almost all Core 2 cpus OC to 3.4 or more themselves, so where's that leave the AMD?
     
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    What you will see in performance difference between an Opty at 2.7Gig and an E6750 at 4Gig (a fair few will do that) is about what you would see in a Grand prix race between a Tank and a Ferrari :D
     
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    Thanks bud, I think my minds made up! I'm sad to leave AMD behind though, but I want to get the most out of my HD3870 (which STILL hasn't arrived!!!).
     
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    Wow, are we doing "Back to the Future" here? 45nm dual-core parts are not out yet. the E6550 is very much a younger sibling of E6750.

    Rx: Buy the E6550, OC it safely to 2.8 GHz with the stock-cooler. TPU forums is your bible for that.
     
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    an x2 6400 at stock is about on a par with e6750 at stock.. i have just made the swop and done some comparing..

    its memory bandwidth that limits the intel chip at stock.. it bangs out a good super pi.. but super pi isnt bothered by the intel chips lack of memory bandwidth most thing are..

    now a conroe with amds on-chip memory controler would really fly.. he he.. that comes next for intel thow i think..

    trog

    ps.. the bottom line is the intel chip overclocks well the amd chip is at near top wack out the box..
     
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    Thanks for all the advice, went with the E6750 in the end, typing on it now. Well chuffed with it. Running at stock with my usual Overdrive setting of 621/770 on the 1950Pro I scored 11063 in 3D05, with my Opty overclocked by 50% to 2.7ghz I could only get 10500!

    Now though, I've got to learn a whole new way of overclocking, seems a lot more complicated than my AMD.....Oh well, I've got the whole Christmas holiday to work on it, LOL
     
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    o_O

    That was fast. lol...
     
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    i think intel oerclocking is easier imo
     
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    Nah, the thread was started at 7am this morning, and he is already paid for, installed, up, running, and OC'd his new proc. I guess I'm just used to not having any B&M store that I would shop at, so everything comes via e-tailers.
     
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    Oh no, I'm not THAT fast, LOL. The CPU is still at stock, and managed to beat my Opty at 50% o/c! Absolutely delighted so far, sorry AMD!

    I know how you feel about having no shops nearby, I've just moved from a very rural part of North Wales, and finding that Novatech has a showroom 30 miles away is like being a kid in a sweetshop, LOL
     
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    Well shooooot, OC that thing already! :p :p :p
     
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    All in good time my man, all in good time, LOL
     

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