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I found this little nugget on the e6850 on air.

HERE: http://vic.expreview.com/read.php?85&page=2



    
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I'd take the quad, currently the E6850 would be better. However what games would even stress a 2.4Ghz dual Core2 CPU? Not many thats for sure.

In the long run I think Quad is a better choice.
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It'll be neato to see what the new Q66 revisions can do. Might even sell my Quad for like 200 and get one if they're good.
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The way i see it.. Quad is future proof, but for games now on DX9 the 6850 is my choice. I'll wait one year untell I move up to Vista by then new penryn's, DDR3 memory, and new GPU will be out and Vista should have all there DX10 bugs worked out..
    
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It'll be neato to see what the new Q66 revisions can do. Might even sell my Quad for like 200 and get one if they're good.
My thoughts exactly.... 10W less TDP sounds like more headroom to me!

Plus why do you think E6600's haven't been OCing as well lately, because Intel's been binning/saving all the good chips for the quads.

How can you say no to a $266 quad core?
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Yeah, seriously, if that 10w less is gonna get me to a higher OC with lower temps, Audi will be with the new stepping.

Least til Penryn hits. I really want that large cache. Video Encoding and Editing will be the sechs.
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Penryn. imo.
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post #48 of 55
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Originally Posted by mariogreymist View Post
Given that few games even utilize two cores, the additional speed of the E6850 would be the way To go, imo. By the time you need 4 cores for gaming, the e6850 will be so old you won't fear trying to hit 5Ghz with it.
I agree 100%. let's not forget that in the stalker readme file it says:"the best way to improve performance is to utilize a dual core or core2duo processor", something liket that. but it doesn't utilize both cores. so, even if crysis claims to take advantage of four cores, is highly unlikely, we'll see about that. anyway, as the developers of world in conflict said (a game which again is said to take advantage of four cores), having four cores will not mean a better framerate, but more likely a better minimum framerate in hard moments. but I think that a core2duo with a high frequency and a high-end card can also do that. so, my choice would be a e6850.
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Originally Posted by Lu(ky View Post
The way i see it.. Quad is future proof, but for games now on DX9 the 6850 is my choice. I'll wait one year untell I move up to Vista by then new penryn's, DDR3 memory, and new GPU will be out and Vista should have all there DX10 bugs worked out..
you don't have to wait to go with Vista. you can live with the bugs, there're not so many. I don't think you're a international corporation who fears that because of some bug their security infrastructure would be compromised. I was one of the first to use XP and now again I was one of the first to use vista and I can say it's much better that XP.

I agree with you that the quad is more future proof, but in this case the quad architecture is future proof, not the processor itself, because the q6600 has a too low frequency and this is something not very good when playing today's games. by the time games will really take advantage of four cores, there will be better and cheaper quad core processors, maybe even multicores (did you hear about that 80-cores intel prototype?), I mean they will be the standard (like the case with today's dual cores). and the speed difference remains even with overclocking (maybe with the e6850 one will have a higher electricity bill, but who cares).
post #50 of 55
IMHO. The QuadCore would be a better choice for now and in the future.

In the case of Crysis more cores will be better than a faster core. As the Quad will be able to carry out more instructions at any one time which will lessen the bottleneck on anything.

You are more free with the Quad core and for the future will be great. Also if you decide to OC that Quad then you are looking good. Also dont forget the 8mb L2 cache.
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