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Q6600 vs. QX6700

post #1 of 10
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So for my next upgrade, I am definitely moving to quad core.

Do you guys think that the QX6700 (about $533 after the price drops) is worth $250 more over the Q6600? I like the idea of the unlocked multiplier and the higher binning, but is it really worth it?

Thanks.
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In my opinion, no.
    
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Agreed. And on the p5n32-e sli board it's "half" unlocked. On the qx, I tihnk you get the x10 multi. Not sure on that one. But you can move down the multi for higher fsb. I can set mine lower for the e6600.
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Definitely not worth it. You are going to get pretty close to if not the same overclock out of both if the rest of your components are quality stuff.
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Is everyone 100% sure this price drop is going to occur?
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LoL Sunburnti. I thought someone answered you already.

Yeah, it's 100 percent. Prepare your pockets!
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Not really worth it no, both cpu's will easily reach 3.0Ghz for a fact (you dont really need the unlocked multi) and after that it usually starts becoming too hot. So it doesn't matter which one you pick unless you want to run it with extreme cooling, then take the QX6700.

Either way both cpu's will be exactly as fast when both clocked at 3.0Ghz.
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post #8 of 10
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the QX6700 loosing the "X" after the price drop So it is just the Q6700 and not unlocked anymore?
post #9 of 10
an unlocked multi will help you because many people are having trouble getting past a certain FSB with quads (not sure exactly because i don't remember the number) and if you can raise the multi then you will get a higher overclock then if you can't
post #10 of 10
One of the magazines tested the QX6800 and over clocked it on a striker MOBO to 3.6ghz stable with just a Zalman CPU cooler and claimed it had more to go now I don't know if their really the same chip at heart or if it's a different set up although I know the QX6700 and QX6800 have a different power management set up then the Q6600 that's where the X comes in. The new management set up is supposed to allow for less power consumption meaning less heat. That's how they justify the higher clock speeds on the 2 chips. So in my opinion Yes what's the difference buy a chip like QX6700 for 500 is hard to beat
    
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