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Core 2 Duo E6550 vs Pentium Dual Core E6600 LGA775

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January 1, 2012 11:03:19 AM

I can get both processors for 50 dollars. Which one would be the better choice. I'm looking to do some moderate-high gaming. I'm not planning to overclock either. This is for socket T/LGA775

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January 1, 2012 10:35:48 PM

Really? I asked if the Pentium Dual Core E6600 would bottleneck a 6850/6870/GTX 560 Ti, and I was told that it would. I checked if the Core 2 Duo's would bottleneck, and apparently they didn't. I though the Core 2 Duo's were supposed to run faster and cooler than the Pentium Dual cores
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January 1, 2012 11:17:25 PM

Get the E6600 it will not really bottleneck those video cards. However, for games that can actually use more than two cores there will be some bottleneck. The core is a quad core CPU.
January 1, 2012 11:22:20 PM

That's an older core 2 processor, while the pentium is a newer, pretty much rebadged core 2 with smaller l2 cache and lower fsb but much higher clock speed. Overall I think the Pentium is a better choice especially since your not going to overclock.

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January 1, 2012 11:55:55 PM

The Core 2 Duo E6550 (65 nm) was released in Q3'07 and the Pentium Dual Core E6600 (45 nm) was released in Q1'10. Don't confuse the Pentium Dual Core E6600 with the Core 2 Duo E6600. A Core 2 Duo E6550 will bottleneck a 6850/6870/GTX 560 Ti. So will a Pentium Dual Core E6600, but to a lesser extent. For a balanced system, you should get a more powerful CPU.

If you check the benchmarks, a Pentium Dual Core E6600 gets 2,103 on the CPU Mark score while an E6600 gets 1,508 and the E6550 gets 1,456. I may be wrong, but 2,103 probably is better than 1,456. It's a comparison of the Pentium E6300 (they didn't test teh fater Pentium E6600) and the Core 2 Duo E6550. If the Pentium E6300 usually is faster, then I would presume that the Pentium E6600 is faster.
February 6, 2012 8:41:14 PM

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February 6, 2012 8:41:57 PM

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