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i was just reading through about Intel's future processors and prices there i found

Core 2 Duo E6x40/E6x50 Series
List Prices in Sept. 2, 2007 (per unit, for 1,000 units) Model Clock Speed L2 Cache Quantity FSB Rating Price
Core 2 Duo E6540 2.33 GHz 4 MiB 333 MHz QDR US$163
Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33 GHz 4 MiB 333 MHz QDR US$163
Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz 4 MiB 333 MHz QDR US$183
Core 2 Duo E6850 3.00 GHz 4 MiB 333 MHz QDR US$266 <---

and

Kentsfield Processors
List Prices in July 22 (per unit, for 1,000 units) Model Clock Speed L2 Cache Quantity FSB Rating Price
on July 22nd, 2007

Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40 GHz 2×4 MiB 266 MHz QDR US$266 <---
Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66 GHz 2×4 MiB 266 MHz QDR US$530
Core 2 Extreme QX6800 2.93 GHz 2×4 MiB 266 MHz QDR US$999
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 3.0 GHz 2×4 MiB 333 MHz QDR US$999

Core 2 duo E6850 and core 2 quad Q6600 are going to have same price ! .. which one is the better option considering E6850 has higher clock speed but lesser cores and L2 cache
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I preorder the 6850.Goin to be killer is been tested and 3.8 on air is huge.Even 4.00 even better.
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The E6850 will most likely be able to overclock better than the Q6600, and will score better in most games and applications (even at the same clock).

However the Q6600 is more future-proof and will run future games and applications nearly twice as well as the E6850 (at the same clock). However these applications don't exsist yet.

How long until we see more quad core application and games? They start releasing in september of this year.

The choice is yours. I personally would get the Q6600. TankGuys is doing G0 preorders for $300, very good place to get one.
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man oo man .. there price cuts have made me happy
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post #5 of 32
Q6600 ftw. Build for the rig your going to need tomorrow, not what you need today.

same speed, same price, but half the horsepower...
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Do you think MMOs or RPGs will ever benefit from the Q6600? I also cant decide between the E6850 or the Q6600. I dont really play FPSs
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post #7 of 32
Q6600.
Because size the number of cores does matter.
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Originally Posted by Oblivion77 View Post
Do you think MMOs or RPGs will ever benefit from the Q6600? I also cant decide between the E6850 or the Q6600. I dont really play FPSs
Age of Conan supports multi-cores and DX10. I believe that is the only MMO that will benefit from multi-cores, and its not released yet. I'm sure there will be ones later in 08 that will.

Alan Wake has settings ingame that cannot be turned on with dual core processors (They are gray!), This is comfirmed and they have said it many times in demonstrations, dual core processors get limited AI,physics, and lighting in the game.

Go with the Q6600.
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My e6700 @ 4ghz is almost an equal to a 2.4ghz Quad in terms of MIPS/MFLOPS processing power. So what is going to equal my Q6600 @ 430FSB, 3ghz...?
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I would go with Q6600 because Quad core sounds more posh
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