Chip recommendations

Scott Barlow scott.barlow at
Thu Aug 9 11:11:55 MDT 2007


First, excellent choice. The Core 2 Extreme is an awesome processor and the
iMac can't get much sexier than this (in my opinion).

I believe it's the difference between a 4M and 8M cache, and _possibly_ a
1066MHz and 1333Mhz BUS difference other than clock speed, from what I can
tell. I wish Apple gave the SKUs of the CPUs they use so I could tell you
for sure, and googling came up with nada. But with those differences, you'll
be able to push more through the pipes faster. Both chips are 65nm-based by
the way.

I went to:, to
compare the different families.



On 8/9/07, Scott Edwards <supadupa at > wrote:
> On 8/9/07, Jason Hall <jayce at > wrote:
> [snip]
> > I am planning on keeping the machine for quite a while (that's a lot of
> > money), so anything to help it's lifespan would be nice.  But that's a
> bit
> > of money for an upgrade.  So help me out, because googling is just
> leading
> > me to a lot of press anouncements, and worthless pages that tell me
> nothing
> > about the actual chip difference/value.
> >
> > --
> > Jayce^
> I've had pretty good luck calling their hotline and dropping the 99
> questions I have at any one time.  YMMV, but I think they'll do a good
> job.  good luck :)
> Scott
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