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Gamers = E6850 for speed.
Multi-taskers like me, I'd take a Q6600.
Q6600 because most games are multithreaded. Even FSX now with SP1 released and all WOO.
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I could be wrong but it looks to me like the E6850 and the E6600 are same except one is clocked higher.
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can u say repost?
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q6600 how is that processor gonna fair. because I think that's the one for me. Maybe that q6700 don't know yet.
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It'll fair better than my Q6600, I'm thinking. Seeing as how stepping's going to be changed and temps are going to improve. =\\

I get 58c - 59c @ 3.0ghz right now. Going to tweak more this weekend to try and see 3.2ghz at the same temps.
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post #46 of 106
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Q6600 because most games are multithreaded. Even FSX now with SP1 released and all WOO.
Hmmm. So there's two people saying different things... lol.

Well, I play mostly FPS. I play BF2, HL2, CS:S, Halo PC, CoD2, and I will definitely be getting HL2:Ep2 and Crysis.

Does that change anything? So now, what do you guys think, should I get an E6850 or a Q6600?

Also, assume that I don't overclock. I will eventually overclock it (not immediately though), but I want to know which is best at stock. I'm not looking for the one that will OC the best.
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post #47 of 106
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wow, intel needs to die.. they really are being vengeful for AMD beating them for 3 years...

Intel < AMD Forever!
AMD brought this upon themselves, and you know it. They sat on the same architecture for 3 years thinking nothing was gonna happen, and bam, Intel comes out with a killer new CPU architecture and takes AMD completely by surprise. Not only that, but extremely high yeilds (95%+) mean that Intel can produce these CPUs at very low cost and thus the price cuts. AMD should have known this was coming. Its like the tortise and the hare. AMD slacked off and ended up getting their ass beaten by Intel - badly.

Hector Ruiz knows nothing about marketing - and to top that all off, he gets paid more than double what Intel's CEO does. In fact, Ruiz had nothing to do with AMD's past success. That was all set in motion by Jerry Sanders, who by the way, handled past recessions much better.
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I am surprised there is so much venom over a price drop. I can see people getting upset because Intel held there prices or raised them because AMD is not forcing them to drop prices due to competition. But to get upset that a company drops there prices which is great for consumers seems a bit absurd. I like AMD, and will buy there chips when they come out if they are better. My last desktop chip was a X2 Athlon because it was the best chip out when I made my purchasing decision.

About the need for a 2 or 4 core system, it really does depend on what you use your computer for. Do keep in mind that even if a program is not multi-threaded, does not mean you won’t see benefits from a multi-core CPU. Open your task manager in windows and look at the processes tab. Unless you only see one process listed (which I am sure you will see a lot more than one), you will benefit from multiple cores because the processes can be distributed between the cores rather than all waiting for the turn at one CPU core. It may be a big or a tiny gain depending on what you run on your computer. I see a big gain because I tend to run multiple things at once that need a lot more than random idle cycles.
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[QUOTE=Knitelife;2164837]I am surprised there is so much venom over a price drop. I can see people getting upset because Intel held there prices or raised them because AMD is not forcing them to drop prices due to competition. But to get upset that a company drops there prices which is great for consumers seems a bit absurd. I like AMD, and will buy there chips when they come out if they are better. My last desktop chip was a X2 Athlon because it was the best chip out when I made my purchasing decision.



Exactly. Honestly, peoples, Brand Loyalty-- to a degree-- makes you look bad. A smart buyer buys what's smart.
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Quad Cores 266$ ftw
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