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    E6600 vs E6700, why the price gap?

    hello,

    I was looking at the CPU Core 2 Duo selection on Scan's website, and I have found, whilst the performance gap between them is more or less negligible, the price gap is between the E6600 and E6700 is pretty big.

    The E6600 is priced at £142.16, and the E6700 at £204.12. The price gap between the E6600, and the E6400 for example, is far less, and the performance gap is large.

    Why is this?

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    This is the case with everything really, you pay a premium for higher/top end products because they're just that.

    Bang for buck goes out the window because you're paying for the best.
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    I would have thought that it was originally so there wasnt too much of a step to the extreme models. Possibly.
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    Yeah, originally the 6600 was about £210 and the 6700 was £370 which is far worse

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    well when I upgraded my system to c2d, i got the 6600, and paid roughly £200, and the 6700 was about £150 more, because it was the 'top' specced c2d before you got to the extreme range.

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    In real world terms, it's probably because they can produce less of the E6700 due to the higher quality silcon required to make them.

    In Internet terms it's because Intel don't want people to be happy, they want them to feel that they can always go one better by spending more money!

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    Yeah, simply put they produce a wafer containing a load of CPU cores, test them all then grade them according to speed. There is a lower yield of the better performing ones per wafer, and so they price them accordingly, as Lucio says the discrepancy is undoubtedly to make you feel more elite the more money you pay.

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    Yeah, simply put they produce a wafer containing a load of CPU cores, test them all then grade them according to speed. There is a lower yield of the better performing ones per wafer, and so they price them accordingly, as Lucio says the discrepancy is undoubtedly to make you feel more elite the more money you pay.

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