I've always understood that a higher clock speed will make a cpu faster, but how much of a difference does the cache and other details of the processor make?
Let's say I have a Q6600 that I've overclocked to 2.83GHZ.
Now I'll compare that Q6600 with a Q9550 which I'll keep at its 2.83GHZ stock speed. The clock speeds are now the same, does the Q9550 come out far ahead of the Q6600 still?
These situations are purely hypothetical, I'm just trying to get an idea of what exactly makes one cpu better than another aside from clock speed.