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wow...the e6850 looks to be a great value
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IMO, if you have C2D already, wait for penryn. these procs look great, but will probably be shat on by pen.
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I thought G0 stepping was the new 1333 chips only...

Also - quad core = not really usable now, and too many issues (won't OC well on a lot of boards, still not native...)
I think I'll be going the cheap route, the 6420 oughtta tide me till cheap native quads. With better clocking quad-ready boards
    
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LOL @ Waiting.

To hell with that: Something better is ALWAYS around the corner. I'll get G0 QX6850 and then Penryn when that comes out. That's what selling is for.

Go Intel!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nitteo View Post
My QX6700 will be 1/2 the price. I bought it 3 weeks ago. Oh well...

I am not buying anymore CPUs this year. My next one will be Penryn.
The Q6700 will be approximately $530.oo ... the QX6700 pricing is unknown. It would have to drop substantially since the QX6800 and QX6850 will be at the magic $999.oo price and the new Q6700 will be at the $530 price range.

I can only guess that it will be somewhere between the two before it is dropped altogether.

Does anyone know the price on the QX6700 ( unlocked version of the Q6700 ) after July 22nd ?
post #36 of 57
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Originally Posted by dpawl31 View Post
I thought G0 stepping was the new 1333 chips only...

Also - quad core = not really usable now, and too many issues (won't OC well on a lot of boards, still not native...)
I think I'll be going the cheap route, the 6420 oughtta tide me till cheap native quads. With better clocking quad-ready boards
I agree completely...the cooling headache, lack of stability and the dirth of multi-threaded apps makes the quad core a luxury more than a necessity...

...god it makes me ill, but Intel is looking prettier by the minute
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The general problem?
Most people aren't rich!

E6420 for ~$163 I am guessing, next month?
Anybody with real prices for that chip?
    
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I agree completely...the cooling headache, lack of stability and the dirth of multi-threaded apps makes the quad core a luxury more than a necessity...

...god it makes me ill, but Intel is looking prettier by the minute
Yeah, depends on what you do. I know my Quad Core is worth it! But I do a lot of content creation so it justifies the purchase.

And I'm not rich, foo!
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For a non-overclocker who plays games 2hrs/day, would a Q6600 be a better choice than the E6850? Thanks.
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i'd say a q6600 would hands down be a better descision than a e6850. e6850 is a e6600 on steroids, and the q6600 is 2 e6600's. supposedly the new q6600s are also going to have the pwnsome g0 steppings. even if not the q6600's seem to be oc'n pretty good as is. and quad-core is going to quickly be taken advantage of as games get more and more complex/ Not to mention having 4 cores will help w/ all the background crap in windows...
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