The cache and FSB is higher on the Duo but I plan on overclocking either anyway so FSB isnt as big a deal as the cache I suppose. Also would the Wolfdale architecture be more efficient and perform better despite the cache difference?
Also I've read various people saying that with the smaller process IE 45nm Vs 65nm there can be a 5 to 10 percent performance increase? Is there any truth to there being better performance per clock?
Again I will be overclocking either to about 3.5ghz so im not sure. Both seem to be able to reach this speed quite easily So I guess even overclocked the FSB would be higher on the 6700 as well as having twice the L2 cache.
The older architecture is really the only thing hindering my decision with some folks saying that the lower process runs better not just temp wise but slightly faster for some reason.
The Wolfdale will overclock much better than the older 65nm Conroe. I had an E6600 that would overclock from 2.4Ghz to 3.2Ghz but I had an E8400 that would go from 3Ghz to 4.2Ghz. My RAM limited that overclock but it is still running to this day at 4.050Ghz. So a 4 1/2 year 1Ghz overclock.
Well this particular chip was running in a different board at 3.6 so that shouldnt be much of an issue. Again if I can get both to around the same would the extra cache etc be worth using the Conroe over the Wolfdale or would the 45nm architecture be better?