Overclocking: Dual- vs. Quad-Core CPUs

Overclocking Yields 25% Performance Increase

In our benchmark course, the dual-core and quad-core models displayed a very similar performance increase due to overclocking, even though the dual-core CPU reached higher clock speeds.

The E6750, with its two cores, reached 3.60 GHz for a performance gain of 25.1%, while the Q6600, despite only achieving stability up to 3.30 GHz, gained 26.4%.

Overclocking either one of these processors is definitely worth your while. Depending on the model you purchase, you gain about 25% performance practically for free. This is a very solid result, and one that is high enough to be tangible as well as measurable.

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