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I heard that the Q6600 performs worse than the E6600 in games, is that true? I understand that the Q can't overclock like the E can, but how much/why is it worse in games?
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I heard that the Q6600 performs worse than the E6600 in games, is that true? I understand that the Q can't overclock like the E can, but how much/why is it worse in games?
Well the E can overclock farther because it generates less heat. But both will easily push a game as fast as you need. A Exxxx as higher clocks will perform slightly better on older games, since they can only use 1 core, so the faster speed will give you a slight improvement. But over all the Qxxxx is a better processor.
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@ stock clocking, it should be just about equal across the field between those two.

When OCing is thrown in, though, the E6600 will kill the Q6600. There is just about no games available right now that spawn more than two threads, which negates the Q6600's advantages... and the E6600 will OC far more than the Q6600 by a longshot.
    
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The only reason you ahve been hearing that the Q is worse in games is that the qhad cores produce a lot more hear than their dual-core varients. In turn, this means that they connot overclock as high. If you compared the processors together at the same speed, you would have near identical results. Keep in mind that many and most new games being devoloped will use multi-threaded coding that will help use the extra cores to hopefully show a large performace increase in the quads.
    
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Oh, good good. I thought I had heard something about a change in FSB between them. Don't ask me for specifics, cause I don't know. I just remember that I saw someone say that the E6600 uses "522mhz" FSB and they [Intel?] lowered the FSB of the Q6600 to "266" or something. Didn't make any sense to me, but that's why I'm asking partially, cause that made no sense... And I just ordered a Q6600. So I wanted to know if I ordered a potentially inferior product, even though I heard rave reviews about it.
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I have 5 Q6600s and they are solid if you make sure you handle the cooling on them. I have them all OCed between 3.3 and 4ghz. Three of them are air cooled and have not had a problem hitting 3.2 with confortable temps.
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Tyorik View Post
I heard that the Q6600 performs worse than the E6600 in games, is that true?
Whoever told you such things should never be sought for computing related advice ever again.
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Whoever told you such things should never be sought for computing related advice ever again.
Actually he does have a point, a E6600 will overclock much farther because of the less heat, and from the higher frequencies it will perform better in older games, although very slightly.
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I heard that the Q6600 performs worse than the E6600 in games, is that true? I understand that the Q can't overclock like the E can, but how much/why is it worse in games?
In any current real world games, you won't notice a difference between the two. In terms of benchmarking, the Quad Core will score higher. But when games like Crysis and Alan Wake comes, Quad Core might be mandatory to unlock every single graphical setting. I'm not exactly sure if this is true for Crysis, but I heard that Alan Wake will require a Quad Core for maxed out graphics.
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In any current real world games, you won't notice a difference between the two. In terms of benchmarking, the Quad Core will score higher. But when games like Crysis and Alan Wake comes, Quad Core might be mandatory to unlock every single graphical setting. I'm not exactly sure if this is true for Crysis, but I heard that Alan Wake will require a Quad Core for maxed out graphics.
I could be wrong, but based off my screwed knowledge of things..
That makes no sense. Why would having a better processor allow for better graphics? We've seen the CPU Tests in 3Dmark. CPU's are TERRIBLE at rendering graphics, that is why we have graphics cards.

Again, I could be wrong, and probably am.
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