With Intel's introduction of its Core 2 Duo processor line, many people claim that Intel launched itself back into the processor race that it was losing at the time. Every new Core 2 Duo introduction saw increases in front side bus, internal cache size and the introduction of more features to further improve an already fast processor for the money. In almost every overclocker or enthusiast corner of the internet, more often than not, this line of processors is at the forefront of what tweakers are working on to make even faster. Core 2 Duo's are known for their excellent overclocking potential without having to increase the processor voltage. In some cases, people have had better luck undervolting these processors and thus unlocking even more speed by reducing overall cpu running temperature and increasing benchmarking stability.
The E6750 processor being reviewed today is not out to show any major improvements or to smash the results people have been enjoying with the E6700, but it is more a baby step into introducing a 1333Mhz FSB for increased processor to memory performance. Don't get me wrong, I do expect a measurable increase with the 267Mhz FSB improvement, but it won't be anything that will have E6700 owners upgrading the processor and also their motherboard for.
For the 1333Mhz upgrade, you will need a motherboard that supports the new processor FSB standard and at this time that is limited to the Intel P35 and the Nvidia 680i SLI motherboard chipsets. Both are arguably equivalent in terms of performance, but the Intel P35 does hold the edge seeing it does support DDR3. The Nvidia 680i SLI only supports DDR2 but from what I have been seeing, DDR3 isn't developing to be the DDR2 killer it was meant to be. It is not the DDR3's speed holding it back, it is the latency timings that are stopping the system from taking advantage of the bandwidth.
So is the E6750 the processor you should be targeting for your next complete upgrade, through the upcoming pages you should get the benchmarks to prove my point.
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