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Old 08-25-2006, 07:36 PM   #1
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Conroe = Allendale?
Well, I live in Chile, and when I told my friends I was going to buy a Conroe E6300 they said "Eh! E6300 and E6400 have got Allendale core. Conroe core is for E6600 and E6700".

WTH! I've read that E6300 and E6400 are Conroe all over the web!... what's going on?
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:33 PM   #2
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Re: Conroe = Allendale?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2#Allendale

It's still Core 2 Duo. Allendale and Conroe are codenames for specific chip packages.
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Old 08-26-2006, 05:15 AM   #3
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Re: Conroe = Allendale?
They have just misstyped the thing, E6300 and E6400 are indeed "Intel Core 2 Duo - allendale", and E6600 is conroe. The difference between the lot is that Allendale (which is a codename) has less L2 Cache than it's bigger brothers(2Mb vs. 4Mb). So your friends are totally correct. Most online resellers just don't care for codenames.
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:42 PM   #4
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Re: Conroe = Allendale?
So, they were right! hohoho, OK, thanks a lot! (thanks god I didn't bet them anything )
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:19 AM   #5
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Re: Conroe = Allendale?
Question: What performance advantage will this extra 2mb cache have?

The e6600 is supposed to be a few hundred Mhz faster than the e6400, but will it also have a significant boost from the extra L2 cache?
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Old 08-30-2006, 11:28 AM   #6
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Re: Conroe = Allendale?
http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/sho...spx?i=2795&p=4
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:06 AM   #7
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Thanks!

Well, considering the pricetag I would go for the 6400. The 6600 would only be 16% faster if you take the Ghz and extra cache in account. There might be more factors, but I'd say only a 30% increase in speed would justify the extra $100 for me.
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:06 AM   #8
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Re: Conroe = Allendale?
The 2 MB cache models seem to be better overclockers too, just FYI.
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:17 AM   #9
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Re: Conroe = Allendale?
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Thanks!

Well, considering the pricetag I would go for the 6400. The 6600 would only be 16% faster if you take the Ghz and extra cache in account. There might be more factors, but I'd say only a 30% increase in speed would justify the extra $100 for me.
Keep in mind that as more intensive programs and games come out that can really stress this CPU the performance diffrence between the 2 meg and 4 meg will increase, this was even stated in the linked article where they suggested buying the 4 meg if this for a home system that you are going to use for a few years.
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