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Core i5-660 vs Core i5-750 for gaming

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June 20, 2010 6:44:57 PM

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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.
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.
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June 20, 2010 7:18:47 PM

^ +1

No reason to go from a dual core to another dual core. Get the i5 750.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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