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  • similar passmark, different bus speeds.

    If I have 2 processors with the same or very similar benchmarks but different FSB's, would I gain much by going with the higher FSB (assuming my motherboard supports the higher FSB)? Or is the higher FSB taken into account with the benchmark? For example:
    Intel Core 2 Duo T6670 (2M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 35w passmark = 1370
    Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 (3M Cache, 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) 25w passmark = 1425
    Here the benchmarks are within 5% but the FSB is higher. Is there any performance benefit to going to a CPU with a higher FSB but a nearly identical passmark score?


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    RAM access speeds should be slightly faster with faster FSB, but that also depends on the RAM in use.

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