What difference does the Front Side Bus make?

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

  1. aaquib macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    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


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.

    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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