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I know this is really nothing new, but I thought it was a good read:

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Massive Price Cuts

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=3038&p=1

Hope this is not a repost.
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For me this has dampened my need for a Q6600, the E6850 can hold it's own against it and probably a highly overclocked E6750.
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Originally Posted by NintendoSensei View Post
For me this has dampened my need for a Q6600, the E6850 can hold it's own against it and probably a highly overclocked E6750.
Yeah, the E6850 can hold its own against the Q6600 by a small margin in gaming, but that's because of the higher clock speed. Think about what happens when you overclock the Q6600 to 3.0ghz (or higher!)? In reality, the benefits that the Q6600 has over the E6850 are ones that the E6850 could never "make up" against the Q6600. The choice is obvious as far as where I'm standing: The Q6600 will make an awesome chip for my current upgrade, which will end up being an AWESOME guest computer when X38 and Intel's 45nm chips come out and are mature enough to play ball with.
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For an overclocker, I think 1066Mhz chips would benefit more. Think about it, by raising FSB to 333FSB, a higher clocked E6750 would have a 8x multi while a E6600 has 9x, and when you overclock the bus will increase accordingly so what's the point? For those with extreme cooling I think they'd pick a QX6800 over the QX6850.
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850..
I have to have that CPU..must overclock it..

my be to 4.GHZ yea..
    
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i was reading something on this and they said even with the same 130 watt consumtion as the qx 6700, it was running 50c with high end after market cooling @ stock speeds. interesting.

ill just stick with the qx6700 for now
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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850..
I have to have that CPU..must overclock it..

my be to 4.GHZ yea..
Me too, if only I had $999 laying around somewhere.
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i want to know how the Q6600 performs OC'd (to 2.6-3.0ghz) compared to the other processors.
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Well, a Q6600 at 3.0ghz? Compared to an E6600 or any other below that at 3.0ghz? it would depend on the application.

"IF" the application can only be supported by 2 cores? Then the other two Cores in the Q6600 wouldn't make any difference at all.

But we all know that 4 is better than 2 and somehow one must have 4 because they're available whether or not it's necessary but since that Quad-Cores are going to be multi-tasking monsters, why not? Best bet will be a Q6600.

In the end, multi-tasking with 4 cores (Q6600 for example) it'd be much better, and "IF" the applications you will multi-task with? Are going to take full advantage of 2 cores, whereas multi-tasking with 2 cores (E6600 for example), that leaves the apps only running under 1 core.

Those price cuts are sure nice. But I ain't getting any new CPUs.
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Currently i do nothing that would warrant a quad core, in saying that if i had one i'd love it and wouldn't go back, but after i get my new CPU i'd be happy to wait until the quads were overall a better CPU, rather than just the obvious benefits. There's a bit more in the dual core tank to go and the quads are just being born.
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