Isn't Intel's naming scheme still good? Wouldn't the two E6300s perform about the same? The newer one probably has better power/thermal figures but performance should be similar.
Nah, the Pentium E6300 is a 2.8Ghz Wolfdale part with 2MB of cache. Its a full Ghz faster and has the same amount of L2.
It beats the old E6550 while runs cooler and OCs much higher.http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/94?vs=61