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Barcelona is AMD's new bread and butter processor. Also called Phenom FX.
Supposedly it will blow Core 2's out of the water but there are no concrete benchmarks right now.
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I dont care about keeping up just as long as I can play games and handle applications smoothly.
Just wanted to comment on that. My pentiumD 930 OCed at 4gh lets me play games and handle apps pretty smoothly. Actually back at time when I had my Celeron 500 (i will not go back to 486 since >> ummm its pointless XD) I never imagined that one day I would be able to play a game at full specs and actually not have problems. Compared to my Pentium 4 (rest in pieces) my PentiumD is amazingly strong. I still can;t believe I can copy files and watch a vid without these two clash and have slowdowns. Having said that a simple Pentium Dual Core E2160 overclocked at 3GHz kicks my D930 @ 4GHz all the way. I am guessing Core 2 Duos E4XXX and E6XXX will make it dust. For now Q6XXX (well there is only Q6600) is mor or less the same as an E6600 since games and programs are programmed to work on EXXX. Although in 2008 games will probably be designed to run on Q6600 so yeah buying a Q6600 means that your not only covered for the future but you will be one step ahead of the present time. I personally do not like buying future proof products anymore since I know that they always make something new. One year passed since I made mine and now there are 3 different new technologies, Pentium Dual Core, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad. Never though that all these would appear so fast when I bought the Pentium D. Think a lot before choosing ^^
    
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How much are they gonna be after the price drop? They're currently £750.
So for the past couple of weeks I've been selecting parts as I'm building a new rig, just ask if you wanna know what parts I chose.
So anyway am I gonna need a quad core? Not much stuff utilizes all four cores do they? So I'm thinking it might be a waste of money, help me out here..
I paid £780 ($1500)for mine.....sold it for £500...Im such a noob

If I was you I would wait and get a QX6850 if you MUST have the flagship best chip out there.

The QX6800's were apparently the best quality chips that they released with a higher factory clock than the QX6700's.
Basically the same thing except one has a higher factory speed, supposed better chip quality and the title of 'Best CPU'.
post #24 of 31
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I think all the Intel Extreme Editions are a waste of money, and a bit of a gimmick to be honest (though the unlocked multipliers are pretty nice)

So, Q6600 FTW!!1!
So if you cant up your FSB any more how are you supposed to get a higher overclock??
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So if you cant up your FSB any more how are you supposed to get a higher overclock??
Q6600's can easily hit 3.0GHz. With water I've seen them get up to around 3.4GHz. And while some people get a good one and can clock a QX6800 higher...you have to start looking at the price. Right now $550 for a Q6600 or $1500 like you paid for a QX6800? I would take the Q6600, mostly because I'm not made of money, but even if I were, I generally look for bang for your buck kinda deals.
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post #26 of 31
Certainly I agree the Q6600 is oustanding bang for buck.
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So if you cant up your FSB any more how are you supposed to get a higher overclock??
You just deal with whatever you can get out of the CPU/Mobo you have. I'm sure that having a 3.1 GHz Q6600 for $250 would make him much happier than a 3.6 GHz QX6800 for $850+
    
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I think you should just OC ur E6300 and get an 8800...
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I think you should just OC ur E6300 and get an 8800...
QFT. Gaming shows a much better performance gain than any CPU upgrade (other than like an Athlon XP to QX6800 or some other big change) Adding cores won't make as much of an impact on gaming as a high end graphics card will.
    
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The only processor I see that are worth it are:

-Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

I have an E6600, and I love it. I have overclocked it to 3.6GHz (400x9) and ran some benchmarks. I run 2.4GHz (stock) with a 1:1 24/7, because I don't need more power. The only time I'm going to upgrade is when I get Windows: Vista - Ultimate. I'm going to buy 2 more GB of Ram, a Q6600, and maybe a 74GB Raptor.

The new 1333FSB conroes with their G0 stepping are looking amazing; I've seen a couple reach 4.0GHz on Air!

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