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Would he get better, say, CAD performance with a Q6600 than an e6600?
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Originally Posted by pyr0m1 View Post
Would he get better, say, CAD performance with a Q6600 than an e6600?
http://mcadonline.com/index.php?opti...=350&Itemid=73

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Performance under most CAD applications went down and with the graphics card only communicating with one core, 3D graphics got slower. Despite having two chips for the price of one, most CAD software did not know how to make use of the extra chip as multithreading, a way of spreading computational load over multiple processors, was only implemented in a handful of CAD applications. Mainstream workstations could now do two things at once, but most individual tasks still took longer than they had before.
Don't think so.
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To be honest, I think you'd be much wiser to wait until the price drops on the quads and then pick up that motherboard and RAM with a Q6600 instead. The Core 2 Quad's may not clock quite as high as the Core 2 Duo's but it would make a much smarter investment than switching from one dual core CPU to another. I plan to pick up a Q6600 to replace me current E6600 myself.
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But from my understanding the way the core 2 duo's are made the transfer rate is going to be much faster. Plus im going to be going from ddr400 to ddr2 800. I am willing to wait for quad price drop but is Intel going to be releasing true quad core cpu's soon?
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Upgrading from an X2, or PentiumD 9** series to a C2D is all about e-peen (synthetic benchmarking). Real world performance increase isn't substantial enough to justify the price.
I got over 100% increase upgrading from a 3800x2 to a e6700 in FRAPS. Also up to 100% increase in counter strike source framerates... CPU does matter ALOT in some cases.
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Now how much of a difference would I see with the Q6600? I saw that they we dropping to around 300 in July. Is Intel releasing true quad technology then?
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Nasty locked multiplier...why do it?
Because ddr2 1000 RAM is cheap as dirt now and you really don't need an unlocked multiplier.
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