Closed E7200 vs e6550 gaming Tags: CPUs Gaming Last response: November 23, 2010 6:30 AM in CPUs Share camargo2012 November 14, 2010 10:46:37 PM Hello, i would like to know which of those cpu is better for gaming. More about : e7200 e6550 gaming jsc a c 172 à CPUs November 14, 2010 11:15:30 PM The E7200 would be better at stock speeds. Which ever one that can be clocked higher would be better at overclocked speeds. Because the E7200 is based on the Wolfdale core, it should be able to be overclocked higher. camargo2012 November 14, 2010 11:20:27 PM i heard that L2 cache matters alot when gaming is that true? because the e7200 has 3MB and runs @ 1066 bus speed and the e6550 has 4MB and runs @ 1333 bus speed. Related resources Intels E6550 vs E6600 Which Woud You Use? - Forum E7200 vs E8400 vs Q6600 - Forum E6550 or E7400 - Forum Inspiron 530 gaming upgrade - Forum e7200 overclocking issue - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution jsc a c 172 à CPUs November 16, 2010 10:40:58 AM Share First, the difference between 3 and 4 MB of L2 cache is relatively insignificant. Second, performance does not scale linearly with FSB frequency. Neither will wipe out the speed advantage that the faster E7200 has. Third, the E7200 is based on the 45 nm Wolfdale core which on a clock per clock basis is about 10% more efficient than the 65 nm Conroe core. Fourth, the E7200 should overclock much better. Fifth, I think the E7200 is a little less expensive. sportsfanboy a b à CPUs November 16, 2010 12:41:51 PM They are pretty close in the benchmarks. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/62?vs=61 camargo2012 November 23, 2010 1:09:17 AM Best answer selected by camargo2012. Maziar a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming November 23, 2010 6:30:28 AM This topic has been closed by Maziar Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources E6550 vs E6500 Forum Core 2 Duo E6550 vs Pentium Dual Core E6600 LGA775 Forum e5200 vs e7200 for gaming Forum E7200 2.53ghz VS e6600 2.4 quad core Forum E7200 vs e600 Oc'ed??? Forum E5200 vs E2200 vs E7200 vs E8200 Forum E6550 Vs , E5200 Forum e7200 vs e4400 Which one is better? Forum intel core 2 duo E6550 vs E6600 Forum E6550 & R3850 (512) vs X2 4000+ & 8800GT (512) Forum Upgrading from E6550 Forum E7200 vs Athlon II X3 440 Forum E6550 32bit or 64bit OS? Forum PSU Help Forum Which Processor Should I Buy: Midlevel Gaming Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !