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post #31 of 55
I would save LOTS of cash, buy the e6600, oc it to 3.2Ghz Easily and it will be just as good as the 6800 6850 or whatever you end up getting.
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Definitely go with the Q6600. If you look at the 3dmark06 CPU scores, the quad cores do so much better than the x6800, which is basically exactly what the E6850 is, save 70mhz.

The quad cores with a reasonable overclock hit 5000pts in the 3dmark06 CPU test, while an X6800 with a reasonable overclock just breaks 3000pts.

In applications that use quad core, which just about all the games released after mid 2007 will, the E6850 at 5ghz won't be able to touch a Q6600 at a reasonable 3.2-3.4ghz.

If you clock the Q6600 to the E6850's stock 3.0ghz, you will have two E6850's.

Look at it this way: if the program/game isn't multi-threaded, the E6850's extra mhz will give you maybe a 15% increase in performance, BUT, if the program/game is multi-threaded, than the Q6600 will give you 75-100% more performance than the E6850 (assuming it is overclocked to E6850 mhz).

Definitely go with quad core man, no sense in getting old tech because it runs old games slightly faster.
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post #33 of 55
Hi

I'm glad someone made a thread on this. I think I'm going to have to go with a Q6600 and Overclock to 3.0GHZ.

It's a barbin for a future proof CPU chip.

Great stuff my current board supports the Q6600

Intel QX6700(2.66GHz,8MB) 1066 F7
Intel Q6600(2.4GHz,8MB) 1066 F7


Cheers

Joshwaan
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Hi

I'm glad someone made a thread on this. I think I'm going to have to go with a Q6600 and Overclock to 3.0GHZ.

It's a barbin for a future proof CPU chip.

Also does anyone think I'll need a new motherboard to support the Q6600?

Cheers

Joshwaan
No, that chipset works. You will need a new mb for penyrn.
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No, that chipset works. You will need a new mb for penyrn.
That's a maybe. No one's sure yet. On the Penryn deal.
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post #36 of 55
Specs & price sheet.. MMmmm I wanted the 6850 for that FSB, but now that Q6600 looks good to me... I think games using 4x multi cores will be used more in DX10/Vista Stuff. If you plan on usinig Windows XP for current games DX9 6850 is the way to go...
    
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Did someone say E6850 is higher multi? It isn't, it's just a 1333 (QDR) chip nothing special. Also, don't be fooled into thinking that an E6850 will overclock to the high heavens. Early ES samples didn't do very well. At the end of the day an E6850 has the same architecture and thermal specifications as any other Core 2...so it's overclocking ceiling gets closer and closer as they release newer chips.
 
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lol, yeah when I hear people say "Just get this one, it's cheaper and you can overclock it to the more expensive one's speed!" I just think "well, what if you overclock the expensive one?" lol.
it doesn't always work like that though. like take the e6400 through the e6800 most overclocked to the same level with as long as you used the same level. atleast when using "normal" cooling methods like air or water. if you went phase then it is a little different. but they all hit a point that is just about the same where more voltage would just mean too much heat or just too much voltage that they won't go any higher.
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post #39 of 55
Why did someone bump a 2 week old thread

I was reading through and saw my posts already here and i'm like "I don't remember this..."
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Now the Q6700 could be interesting.....
 
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