E6750 vs E6700

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  1. Jadam

    Jadam New Member

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    Anyone know why there's a huge price difference between these two processors? Everything looks the same from the specs except for the faster FSB on the E6750. But, the E6700 is $130 more expensive on newegg.
     
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    Because newegg paid more for the E6700 than the E6750
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I forget which one is which, but one has a 10x multiplier and one has an 8x.
     
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    I think those are the processors I am looking at.
    The 6750 has a FSB of 1333 and the 6700 has a FSB of 1066.

    My opinion is that getting the 6750 over the 6700 is the way to go.

    I don't know why they are priced so differently, but at a guess I would say that it is:

    A) the 6700 is an older chip that was put on the market when the entire core-duo thing was brand new; it was a top tier chip at the time and priced accordingly. It never sold well and there are so many iterations of core-duo chips that Newegg never saw a reason to cut the price.

    B) The 6750 with the faster FSB is the new tech. Intel offers Newegg some sort of incentive to sell the newer FSB chips and Newegg passes that incentive on to us.

    Now if I could ask for some help, I am trying to figure out what the relationship is between a chips FSB and the memory you purchase for the chip.

    What speed memory do I need to buy for a chip with a FSB of 1333?

    Can anyone help me?
     
  5. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    PC2-5300 or higher if you don't plan on overclocking.
     
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    Thanks.
    Just out of curiosity, do you understand the relationship between the FSB and the speed of the memory?
     
  7. lowfat

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    If the FSB on a Intel CPU is 1333 quad pumped, the actual FSB is 1/4 that, so 333. you'll ram will need to be 333 also. But ram is sold as DDR, so twice that. so 667MHz. 667MHz is PC2-5300.

    You could also just take the quad pumped fsb (1333) and multiply it by 4 :hs: .
     
  8. Doomsday

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    You are overcomplicating things.
    Newegg paid $316 wholesale price for the E6700 last April.
    Newegg paid $118 wholesale price for the E6750 last July.
    If they sell the E6700 at the same price or lower than the E6750, it will be a huge loss for them.

    It's all about synchronization to prevent bottlenecks.
    You can use DDR2-667 and above as long as your mobo supports it.

    DDR2-667 (PC2 5300) = 333Mhz dual channel
    1333 FSB = 333Mhz quad pumped.
    That's 1:1 ratio.
     
  9. Jadam

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    I was hoping that's the main reason. Thanks guys!
     
  10. Blizzard

    Blizzard needs to robusto

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    I grabbed the 6750 and was wondering why the price difference.

    Get the 6750, its just better and cheaper.
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up for me Doomsday.
     
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