What difference does the Front Side Bus make?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aaquib, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. aaquib macrumors 65816

    aaquib

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    Just wondering if I'd see a noticeable difference between a 667mhz FSB vs. a 1067mhz. Where exactly would I notice the difference?
     
  2. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    For average everyday tasks of the average everyday user, not much.....although it will give you a small overall performance boost in general terms.

    However, if you will be regularly using apps that are either CPU or ram-intensive (or both), you will notice a fairly significant difference in their performance. That is a 50% increase in bus speed after all, and apps that rely on lots of data moving from the cpu to the ram & back will be able to do it in a much more efficient manner........
     

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