Core i5-660 vs Core i5-750 for gaming

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Tech Spec
Core Lynnfield
Multi-Core Quad-Core
Name Core i5-750
Operating Frequency 2.66GHz
L3 Cache 8M
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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.
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  1. 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.
  2. ^ +1

    No reason to go from a dual core to another dual core. Get the i5 750.
  3. 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?
  4. No!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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