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    E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    I was wondering if anyone could answer this:

    On OCUK the E6750 Conroe is currently listed as £119.84 (inc VAT) (1333 FSB) here:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.66GHz (1333FSB) - Retail

    and the E6600 Conroe is £146.86 (inc VAT) (1066 FSB) here:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail

    Why would the E6600 be priced £25 higher? I know that the multiplier is higher (9) than the E6750's (8) - so I'm guessing it's purely for the overclocking potential.

    I'm planning on buying the E6750 since it's clocked higher by default and that much cheaper. I will probably clock it to around 3.2Ghz.

    I will also be using GeIL DDR2 800Mhz ULL which is dead cheap atm.

    Any comments or recommendations would be much appreciated, thank you.

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    old stock i guess, that's normally the reason!

    E6750 £113.94 @ Ebuyer with free delivery too - just bought one!

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    not only is the mutliplier higher on the E6600 but its stock FSB is lower so it stresses the motherboard less when overclocked.

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    not only is the mutliplier higher on the E6600 but its stock FSB is lower so it stresses the motherboard less when overclocked.

    That and the the other post give technical differences - the reason for the price difference is that one is seen as more desireable than the other (and the yields from the manufacturing die are probably lower,) so it is sold at a premium. The actual manufacturing cost to make the two devices is probably identical - and only a few dollars. The rest of the cost is the return on investment in R&D, plant costs and profit margin. (Slightly cynical perhaps - but that is the essence of it)
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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    More importantly, these are the prices that intel sets for their CPUs.

    Intel want more people to use the faster FSB, which typically means newer motherboard chipsets as well, and they want to get this out as the norm as fast as possible.

    Sometimes companies actually price things low in order to get you to buy them

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    Thanks for the input folks, I think I'll stick with the E6750 since I'd rather spend the extra £25 on other components (probably get an AF7 HSF).

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    Might worth finding a little extra and get a Q6600?

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by kungpo View Post
    Might worth finding a little extra and get a Q6600?
    I second that motion, squeeze a few extra pennies and get a q6600. Doubling your potential

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    Next gen Quads are imminent so why waste the cash on a first gen model?

    Look what the prices drop were when the next gen C2D's came out. The bottom end Quad isnt good value at all.

    Give it a few weeks and it might be though.

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    I always wondered this too..interesting to read about the reasons for the price difference.

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    TBH. I don't think 2nd gen Core 2 will be such a massive difference over current. The last big change was from Pentium D to Core architecture.

    If your going to spend £120 - £150 or so on a CPU, your not really going to want to change any time soon. With that in mind, better to spend a *little* more and have a longer term proposition, or spend *much* less and upgrade sooner. I think most early e4300 adopters would agree having now gone to Q6600.

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    I have to admit, you're right. I've done this in the past and regretted not spending just a little bit more. It's sometimes hard to decide wether it's worth it or not as sometimes you could just keep thinking "just a little bit more would get me this" - but I can see now that the E6600 really is the best "bang for buck" so thanks for the advice.

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    You're welcome! I presume you meant Q6600?

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    Ah, yes I did. Doh!

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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    but I can see now that the E6600 really is the best "bang for buck" so thanks for the advice.
    But it isn't..............The E6750 is the BEST price vs performance CPU available at the moment.
    In a few weeks time the Q6600 may be though when the next gen is released. Isnt that obvious?

    The price will drop on the old models when the new ones are released.

    I agree totally that the QUADS are good CPU's.
    I am also awaiting the upgrade to the next generation and but i won't part with the money until the new ones are available as the value just is not there for 99.99% of people including myself.

    Think of it like this.
    Currently i am running an E6400 @ 3.0ghz.............i am 100% certain that if i swap it out for the bottom end Quad i will see absolutely no performance gain at all in any game available (including UT3 and Crysis)

    So.....whats the point?
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    Re: E6750 or E6600 Why the price difference?

    Probably won't drop that much. Same way the E6600 didn't drop much when the 1333mhz chips's were released.

    If you don't need to upgrade now then wait a little bit sure.. but you need to bite the bullet at some point

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