If any of you had to decide between buying a "Intel P4 3.6E 1MB (560) 800FSB LGA775" for CAN$ 537.00 and a "Intel P4 3.4GHz 2MB (650) 800FSB LGA775" for CAN$ 527.00. What would you choose and why? The first is running at 200mhz faster but has half the cache memory for 10$ more....
It seems like the benchmarks reveal that their performance are both very close.
The 560 beats the 650 when we are dealing with MPEG encoding, with system perfromance benchmarks.
The 650 beats the 560 in memory performance benchmarks.
For games tests, they seem to be as good as each other. In seven tests they both have 3 better FPS/performance average and one tied.
I dont really care for MPEG encoding so in my opinion both CPU's perfromance are very equal. The 650's price though is a bit lower.
I hope this thread isn't too old to be bought up again.
For me, I will go for the 650. The extra 200MHz for 560 isn't going to make a great difference. I rather have double the cache memory. If you are an overclocker, then go for the 3.4GHz. The 2MB cache will be good.