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post #1 of 26
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is Q6600 big performance gain over e6600?
i am thinking of upgrading b/c i multitask alot.
I am playing Lineag2 game and i triple box ( meaning open 3 L2 games at the same time) on one computer and its kinda laggy with e6600. So i am wondering whether i will c an improvement in performance with Q6600?


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post #2 of 26
Yes. I would say that you cant go wrong with a quad core. It simply will allow far better performacne with multiple programs.
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post #3 of 26
It all depends on what you do.

Quad Core is definitely a performance booster for me. But, I do 3D work and Video Editing: I'm a prime target for Quad Core or multi-core performance.

I think if you have a good E6600 and don't want to upgrade Motherboard and CPU at the same time, you could get a lot more out of your E6600 and wait for Penryn Duals to hit.
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post #4 of 26
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u know i hate waiting game lol. In july Q 6600 will go down to 300, which is pretty decent price.
lets say i wait for Penryn and when it comes out intel will announce a new better chip for the future lol . does it mean i have to wait for that again?
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post #5 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by hanwinting View Post
u know i hate waiting game lol. In july Q 6600 will go down to 300, which is pretty decent price.
lets say i wait for Penryn and when it comes out intel will announce a new better chip for the future lol . does it mean i have to wait for that again?
What do you need the extra cores for?

If someone asks me that question, my answer sounds like: to render faster in Cinema 4D and to cut 1080p 24p in Final Cut with extremely low render times.

What's your answer look like?

If it's gaming, you'll get better performance out of a 3.6ghz Core 2 Duo than you would a 3.2 - 3.4Ghz Core 2 Quad (I think?). Even then, at 3.6ghz the Quad only offers slightly better performance. Is it enough to justify A) Selling your Core 2 Duo for less than you bought it for, then paying the money to get a Quad? B) Going through the trouble of doing all of that?
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post #6 of 26
If you are multiboxing a game, go with the quad. Each of your game sessions will likely end up on a different core due to load balancing. It will help out quite a bit. I used to box 8 EQ accounts at once, back in the day before quads. I really wish they existed back then.
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Ah! Yeah I missed the Mutliboxing part. xD I think Knitelife is right. You can probably set each box to a different core, right?
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post #8 of 26
Quote:
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Ah! Yeah I missed the Mutliboxing part. xD I think Knitelife is right. You can probably set each box to a different core, right?
He can. I had a Pentium D when I played EQ. It made a big difference over a single core. I can imagine the Quad Core 2 would be awsome for multiboxing.
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post #9 of 26
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one more question. Is it a good idea to buy it off ebay??
the ebay Qaud is way cheaper than the one from newegg ><.
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Well, it should be alright to buy off Ebay if its new and in its retail box.
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