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Exactly. I do have Core 2 Duo now, and I think it should be able to run any program I can imagine for a while, unless they come with games that utilize Quad Core (like in that Intel Demo, where one core was dedicated to physics and the other three to whatever else)
    
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Quad core seems to only benefit video rendering, if you do a lot of that, then ya sure go and get one, otherwise no point really.

Edit: Its almost twice as fast as the x6800 for rendering video.

So if you do a lot of video editing a quad core will certainly help.
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I guess itd be best to wait for the first couple of quad core waves. I'm just looking for a little more speed as always, without OC'ing the crap out of my current cpu. Hopefully the x6800 will drop in price a little bit one of these days. I'm just excited about the prospects of quad-core and looking to get a little taste.
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XQ6700 is actually slower than the X6800....

What do you need more speed for? And 3.4GHz is easy on that CPU you have now. I get 3.5GHz on this not-so-hot motherboard... but toned down a bit because of temps
    
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well quad is the next high end and that is singled by the fact that Q3 the Sempron X2 comes out.
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Yea I know the Q has a slower clock speed...I guess it's something about having all those cores...I'm never satisfied. I need to take my own advice and have more patience I guess. hehe

What will the performance delta be between the Q and these new "true" quad cores?
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