Core i5-660 vs Core i5-750 for gaming Tags: CPUs Core Cache Intel i5 Gaming Last response: June 20, 2010 11:13 PM in CPUs Share ladic June 20, 2010 6:44:57 PM Quote:Tech Spec Core Lynnfield Multi-Core Quad-Core Name Core i5-750 Operating Frequency 2.66GHz L3 Cache 8MB Quote:Tech Spec Core Clarkdale Multi-Core Dual-Core Name Core i5-660 Operating Frequency 3.33GHz L3 Cache 4MB and how much better are they upgrading from a C2D 8400 (3ghz dual core) PS. I know Alot of people might say to not upgrade yet, but right now I can still get decent money if I sold my 8400. More about : core 660 core 750 gaming easymoney9 June 20, 2010 7:09:25 PM I would get the quad and overclock to 3.5ghz at least. Dual cores are for laptops! Are you getting a new motherboard? Those 2 processors you listed are socket 1156. The 8400 you have now is skt 775. m 0 l anort3 a c 227 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming June 20, 2010 7:18:47 PM ^ +1 No reason to go from a dual core to another dual core. Get the i5 750. m 0 l Related resources INTEL vs AMD: Phenom II X6 1090T vs Core i5-750 - Forum Core i5-750 vs. Core i7-860 -- It's About Hyper-Threading - Forum Core i5-750 vs Core i5-6xx - Forum Intel Core i5-750 Quad 2.66 vs AMD Phenom II X4 955 - Forum Core i5-750 gaming build advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ladic June 20, 2010 7:35:41 PM easymoney9 said:I would get the quad and overclock to 3.5ghz at least. Dual cores are for laptops! Are you getting a new motherboard? Those 2 processors you listed are socket 1156. The 8400 you have now is skt 775. yep, but will they also work on a 1366 mobo? m 0 l easymoney9 June 20, 2010 7:51:53 PM No! m 0 l warmon6 a b à CPUs June 20, 2010 8:23:52 PM ladic said:yep, but will they also work on a 1366 mobo? Nope there both lga 1156 cpus. If you we looking into or got a LGA 1366 MB then you would only be able to use the core i7 920, 930, 940, 950, 960, 965, 975, and 980x cpu's. m 0 l LePhuronn a b à CPUs June 20, 2010 11:13:18 PM Also if you're ONLY gaming then you could even look at the AMD route - Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition with a good overclock tends to keep up nicely and sometimes outperforms the i5 750, and costs sufficiently less to put some extra cash to your GPU. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGaming Build Critique (Core i5-750) - $800 Forum 5770 Vs 7850 in a Core I5-750 Forum AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs. Intel core i5-750 Forum SolvedCore i3 4130 vs AMD FX 6300 (No Gaming) Forum SolvedIntel Core i7-4960X Extreme vs Core i7-4790K, which is better for gaming? Forum SolvedFX-8350 vs FX-6350 for single core gaming Forum SolvedOC intel core i5-750 Forum SolvedGaming Performance: Dual Xeon vs. Single Core i7 Forum SolvedAMD 8350 Vs Intel Core i7/i5 for Gaming Forum SolvedPlaying games on a quad core vs octa core? Forum Solvedcore i5 3470 vs i5 3350p for gaming.... Forum SolvedDual-core vs Quad-core CPU for gaming? Forum SolvedCore i5-750 @ 3.2GHz temperature Forum SolvedWhat is the manufacturer-specified max temp for Intel Core i5-750? Forum SolvedFX 8320 vs Core i7 4770 - Game Development Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !