Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
I wouldnt wait for Quad core. It wont be anything special. Yes you can have 2 extra cores to play with however its not really justifiable until there software that will take advantage of such things.
I painstakenly agree with you here. Even though Core 2 Quad is looking like it is gonna be MUCH faster than core 2 Duo, and Core 2 Duo is MUCH faster than CPU's in the same price range, I think that quad core will suffer the same thing dual core did, that being: a huge advance in technology without the programs to take advantage of this advancement. If you think about it, a dual core cpu running at 3 ghz could significantly outperform the fastest single core processor but only if the program was coded correctly. We are just
beginning to see the true advantages of dual core, so quad core may, and I would venture to say probably
, not be all it's cracked up to be...until a year later.
That having been said, I would say that you should wait for the Core 2 Quads to come out, and then buy an e6600 when they take a huge price drop, to upgrade.