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Hey guys I was wondering whats with the Q6600 I hear soooo much that it's not true quad core what's with that?
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"True" quadcore would be 4 individual cores. That's what AMD is boasting over Intel with their Barcelona. Current quadcores right now are just two dualcore cores on one chip.
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Its pretty much two dual cores, but it works as a quad. I think its something like its 4 cores but not all on one die or something..i'm not 100% but ithink thats it
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Its two "E"6600 glued together on one CPU.

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"True" quadcore would be 4 individual cores. That's what AMD is boasting over Intel with their Barcelona. Current quadcores right now are just two dualcore cores on one chip.
Isn't a true quadcore a single CPU with 4 cores on one die?

Nobody wants to have 4 single core CPUs on one motherboard.. If you were to buy the same high-end air cooling it would cost like $200+
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The old "quads" are actually 2 linked dual cores. The newest AMD and next generation Intel quad's will be really quads. That's why the old ones overclock so little and produce so much heat.

P.S> w00t guys hold your horses
    
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It has 4 cores, but on 2 dies. It is like taking two C2D chips and putting them on the same chip.
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