333FSB Anyone ?
Let's bring another contender into the arena, the super delicious E8600, which is a favourite among the great benchers. With its multiplier of 10 being able to get over 6Ghz easily on LN2. Let's find out if the improved FSB has any effect on the cache. Also if you are even the slightest worried about overclocking your hardware, 333FSB is dead easy and supported out of the box by each socket 775 motherboard out there. Normally you would get up to 3.5Ghz when using the 10.5 multi, but to even the playground, we dropped down to 10X.
Wprime 32 remains pretty close between the 2, 4Mb and 6Mb cache CPU's. Though the E8600 really starts to shine with Superpi 1mb and getting almost a 2 second lead over our E6300. This is very impressive, running clock for clock.
Same behaviour as above ( did you expect something else ? ) though the E7400 starts to take more advantage out of the higher FSB and increases the lead over the E6300. Intel's Core 2 Duo flagship is untouchable.
Everest spots minor differences in Ram Bandwith, though for my part it can be neglected.
The E6300 benefits a bit better from the extra FSB speed and closes in on the E7400. Though 6mb rule here, no doubt about that.
Comparing the scores of the 266FSB and 333FSB PCMark05 runs. The gap between the E6300 and E7400 becomes less. This same behaviour was noticed before in the battle of the cache review. As soon as FSB was upped the differences became noticeably less. Cinebench remains a close call, all 3 CPU's finishing the rendering in under 5 sec difference from each other.
8000 extra points by just having a bigger cache onboard, nothing shabby about that. Yet again the E6300 reclaims 1000 points over the E7400, this when comparing its scores from the stock clocks test.
E6300 regaining ground on the E7400 (ow mama getting repetitive here). Anyone that buys this CPU must at least run it at 333FSB, the extra performance you get for free is just amazing.
Even though the synthetics tell otherwise with the lower cache CPU catching up to it's bigger brothers. Real game tests reflect that the extra CPU speed and cache get the upper hand and are providing more and more FPS.