#1
Hey guys, I've just got a quick question for you computer people.

Would 2.16ghz/667mhz or 2.0ghz/800mhz be a faster processor?
Thanks!
#2
2.16 is a faster processor, but the 800mhz fsb (front side bus) is faster at delivering the prcessed information around the computer.
its kind of a trade off either way, you want to be able to process the information fast, but being able to deliver that information to different parts of the computer is also important.
what models/brands are you looking at?

EDIT: also, do you know what the processor cache is of either one? it'll usually be 1, 2, or 3 mb. and of course, the higher the better.
#3
^ Both of them have 2 mb caches.

And they are both Dell Studio's.
Thanks for the answer btw.
#4
CPU speed makes surprisingly little difference, only slightly less than the effect FSB speed has. Go for the 800Mhz option, you wont notice 0.16gHz, at all. The amount of cores makes a far larger difference as far as CPU's go...

Also, a higher front side will mean you won't bottle neck your memory, not that youll be doing anything that causes a bottleneck at 667mHz, your not NASA!
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#5
that 0.16 is only a small increase really, 5% more at most. And the 2ghz could be easily overclocked to the same clock speed as the "faster" one. So go for the 2ghz
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#7
Not enough info to tell you. What CPUs are they? The GHZ means nothing.
#8
All right thanks everyone. I think the 2ghz is what I'll be going with.
They're both Core 2 Duo's as well. Good, I assume?

EDIT: K, here's both of them just for any other info that might be in there for you guys:
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5850 (2.16GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5800 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
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#9
Go for an AMD, they're the same quality as the Intel CPU's but at a much cheaper price.

Or, a very popular Intel CPU is the E8400 - 3.0ghz, 6 MB cache, and a 1333FSB.
#10
Get the 2GHZ one.

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Or, a very popular Intel CPU is the E8400 - 3.0ghz, 6 MB cache, and a 1333FSB.
This is a laptop.
#12
Mason - what is a laptop? lol

EDIT:I'm with now, my bad, i was thinking desktop.
Apologies.
Go with the 2ghz
#13
^ All righty.
2ghz it is.
This also helped me decide to get the 17" instead of 15" screen.