- 90nm Windsor 89W
- 2 x 1MB L2 Cache
Great for the money 10/10/2008
Well, 89W thermal vs 125 of course. Windsor core has lower latency on the L2 cache than Bisbane does, and 1meg. L2 cache per core.
Not seeing any.
There's currently three versions of the 6000+ available, all for the same price. If you're buying one of these, you probably intend to use it for gaming to some degree, in which case, this one's the best IMHO. Does everything the original does at a significant power reduction, thereby enabling less expensive motherboards to run it. The lower latency L2 seems to make a difference again in gaming, if you compare Windsor cores to Brisbane on THG's charts, and there's no heavy penalty in power consumption vs the Brisbane model as that one also runs at 89W thermal. Like other reviewers, I wanted my DDR2 800 memory to run at full speed, so I effortlessly overclocked mine to 3.22Ghz on a cheap Biostar motherboard. I avoided buying a 6000+ previously because I just couldn't get past the power consumption, but now that this version has changed all that, I couldn't be happier.
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