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post #21 of 42
Just as my FAQ said.....

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...dual-core.html
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post #22 of 42
Duo For Gaming. But for other multimedia stuff the Quad would be a wise choice.
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post #23 of 42
this doesn't suprise me one bit.
I think the quad would be a good choice still if you also do photoshop or video editing on your computer.
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post #24 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
Hi

Ihave seen like a new thread on this everyday so I want to fix that

Q6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
Price:480$

for a performance comparison we will use the e6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
Price:222$

In most games benchmarks (3dmark06) there is a 1250 point increas
Zero Point
8800gtx
2gb of ddr2 800 memory.

however that is most likly due o a bottleneck in the graphics.

Q6600
PROS
4 cores
fast
decent overclocker

CONS
Price

E6600
PROS
great overclocker
Price

CONS
when quad becomes standard/more mainstreme you will need to upgrade

OTHER THOUGHTS.
The quad core is 250$ more. However it has double the cores. Currently the only FULLY multithreaded game is supreme commander (if I rember correctly). WHen using 4 cores the speed up is immense. The E6600 is still great but when quads are mainstream you will have to upgrade.

CONCLUSION

Buy a e6600 if
you will upgrade in a year
don't need the best
need that 200$ for different system upgrades

Buy a Q6600 if
You will not be upgrading too soon
do video or music editing
you want (close to) the best

For 200$ could get more RAM and really nice cooling for your case however when Quad Cores are more mainstream you will need to upgrade soon enough. I think the q6600 is the beter deal.



EDti thsi information will be updated as the price drops come on July 22nd.

Also More games to support all 4 cores include a game by Alan Wake and Crysis
here
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post #25 of 42
Ninja is starting to sound a little defensive

there is a price to pay when your hardware is this far ahead of the curve. no game producers are going to make any games that require quads right now because most of the gaming population still has Athlon 64s and GeForce 6600s. just check the Steam survey if you don't believe me.
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post #26 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
Ninja is starting to sound a little defensive
No. I just hate people.


By the way Nonchalant you could have gotten an Asus P5N32-E nForce 680i Motherboard, saved $100+, and then gotten a Quad. So don't talk about money in this thread.
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post #27 of 42
Ok so there is no real difference...but with the quad you could still fold, download,encode,burn a dvd while gaming...now thats multi-tasking.
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post #28 of 42
yeah, but i can do all those things on my old Pentium. i just can't do them fast

"burn a DVD while gaming." that's classic.
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post #29 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
Ok so there is no real difference...but with the quad you could still fold, download,encode,burn a dvd while gaming...now thats multi-tasking.
and ince more games are now sterting to support Quad COre once its minstreme you WILL NOT have to upgrade
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post #30 of 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
Also, be open minded. Their are other people in this forum than gamers; just because you overclock does not make you addicted to Counter-Strike.
Your getting off-track.

My OP was about performance in GAMES. Not - 'is a Quad better for encoding' lol..
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