Originally Posted by darksideleader
no L3 cache though? proberly wouldn't need it anyway since FSB is still low.
L3 barely makes any difference. When Intel added L3 cache memory to the Pentium 4 extreme edition it barely made any difference in terms of performance.
However, the L2 cache memory in Penryn is more than the L2 and L3 cache memory of Agena and Kuma combined !!!
The FSB is not so important, because the current Core 2 duo's have only 1066MHz FSB and it beats Athlon by far, thought the current AMD's have 2000MHz HT
By the way, the only difference between Kuma and the current athlon is that Kuma have L3 cache and higher HT speed. But I don't see how those will make any big difference.
But the difference between Penryn and Conroe is that Penryn have more L2 cache, higher clock speed, higher FSB, 45nm and SSE4 instructions