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So it seems like since that dumb spreadsheet came out that announced the July 22nd G0 steppings/price cuts for the quad/dual core processors, that EVERYONE and their mother are going to be buying a Q6600.

My question is this...

Will there be enough supply to meet the demand?


Everywhere i look on this forum it's "Ima sAvIn' 4 da Jul22nd dropZ nd iLL b l337 for 15 yrZ!" (I'm one of those losers too). So i know im probably not the only one worried that they won't get their hands on one, so i was wondering if there was anybody else out there that's getting a little scared that they might have to wait a little bit longer for that futureproof pc?
    
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Hmm... you make a good point, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they ran out, but I'm aiming for the E6750 so hopefully while everybody's got there hands full of quad core I can sneak in and purchase an E6750.
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Not bothered got mine already, just a shame my 680i won't go further than 3.1Ghz....
 
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But you have to remember, the majority of PC owners don't shell out near $300 for a CPU.
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The Q6600 is by no means future proofing... but that's only the old saying that there is no such thing... the point I want to make is that the difference between native quads and the "dual duo" should be big enough to make many want to go further... also, and more importantly... multiple cores are in elementary school in their life span... give them a few years and you'll be seeing 8-core natives with talks about the 16 and 32 cores...

the Q6600 is a bargain at ~$290 but I heard something about 30,000 boxes in a warehouse somewhere...
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Quote:
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the Q6600 is a bargain at ~$290 but I heard something about 30,000 boxes in a warehouse somewhere...
OMG where?
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Originally Posted by USlatin View Post
The Q6600 is by no means future proofing... but that's only the old saying that there is no such thing... the point I want to make is that the difference between native quads and the "dual duo" should be big enough to make many want to go further... also, and more importantly... multiple cores are in elementary school in their life span... give them a few years and you'll be seeing 8-core natives with talks about the 16 and 32 cores...

the Q6600 is a bargain at ~$290 but I heard something about 30,000 boxes in a warehouse somewhere...
well i saw the TankGuys had a preorder waiting list thing going on, that's ALREADY on backorder...

trust me i know there really is no such thing as future-proofing...but for the price and power you get from a quad, its really the best way to go for a new rig
    
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Dual cores at faster clocks > Quad core

just my two cents. I bet my 6400 at 3.6 can get higher framerates with same card/drivers as a Q6600 at 3GHz...but i may be wrong
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sreenath View Post
Dual cores at faster clocks > Quad core

just my two cents. I bet my 6400 at 3.6 can get higher framerates with same card/drivers as a Q6600 at 3GHz...but i may be wrong
that is until they start multithreading applications.
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Originally Posted by Sreenath View Post
Dual cores at faster clocks > Quad core

just my two cents. I bet my 6400 at 3.6 can get higher framerates with same card/drivers as a Q6600 at 3GHz...but i may be wrong
currently, i agree it can

but in the near future, where games like Crysis and Alan Wake will be optimized for use on quad cores, the quads will outperform the dual cores

so i guess it depends on what you're buying now...if you're satisfied with oblivion and CSS, then stick to dual cores...but if you want to be ready for the onslaught of multi-core gaming, get the quad
    
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