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Almost all of the major games coming out this year have been optimized for multiple cores. If a game is optimized for multiple cores it will take advantage of as many as you have. A quad core is already necessary in some games at the most intensive settings in large multiplayer games. Such as Supreme Commander. Frankly being as they are going to be so affordable I would get one especially when the processor you are thinking about getting instead is a dual core and close to the same price.
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Crysis is definately optimised to support quad core CPU's. Though I haven't been paying close enough attention to any other future games to confirm weather they'll be supporting it anytime soon. Either way, I'll definately be picking up a Q6600 for Crysis as soon as the game comes out.
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Almost all of the major games coming out this year have been optimized for multiple cores. If a game is optimized for multiple cores it will take advantage of as many as you have. A quad core is already necessary in some games at the most intensive settings in large multiplayer games. Such as Supreme Commander. Frankly being as they are going to be so affordable I would get one especially when the processor you are thinking about getting instead is a dual core and close to the same price.
Exactly. When I upgrade to Vista I might pick up an HD 2900XTX or 9-Series; if I do a Quad Core will destory a Dual Core in games that utilze mutli-cores (almost all DirectX 10 games). And, an E6600 will cost $200 after price drop and I per-ordered my Q6600 from tankguys (G0 Stepping!) for $5 and need to pay the balance of $280 when it is released. That's not even a 50% increase for 100% more.

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Honestly,?......... no.
It all depends on what you are doing. If you are a Movie Editor, Performance freak, or 3D modeler\\ animator, then yes it is worth it. For people that are gamers and such it is honestly not worth it.
    
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Lol, you have a Quad Core. You performance freak.

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If Quads are $250-$270 vs. $200 for dual core, I reckon I'd get the quad core.
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.............and I per-ordered my Q6600 from tankguys (G0 Stepping!) ...........
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man i ask what does the stepping mean?

does it mean newer/cheaper ones don't have as good build quality?

also, what will be the price, after the drop, in UK?
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I have seen many discussions regarding Quad Core, and the reason i bought mine was this.....it's the only thing developers are talking about. Crysis & Alan Wake are two of the biggest games that will use multiple cores, come to think of it most of the upcoming DX10 titles are supporting multiple cores.

Quad Core will be the dominent force in the high end gaming market throughout 2008
 
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man i ask what does the stepping mean?

does it mean newer/cheaper ones don't have as good build quality?

also, what will be the price, after the drop, in UK?

No one has a clue.... UK Prices are always expensive so probably around £150 - £200. No one can be sure until the release dates.
    
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It all depends on what you are doing. If you are a Movie Editor, Performance freak, or 3D modeler\\ animator, then yes it is worth it. For people that are gamers and such it is honestly not worth it.
Yeah but remember these are the exact same comments that were going around when people were wondering if they should go dual core over say a fx55 or something. Ofcourse now single core isnt even considered most of the time as an option.
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