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remember the days of PentiumD? and Intel confirms that it's a rushed project, by simply putting 2 P4's into the same chip and calling it dual-core.

well, the current c2q are basicly 2 c2d in the one chip.
AFAIK, the communication between the cores are done via FSB, which is also the reason why PentiumD is called a rushed project.

so are core2quad's worth buying, now?

can the current line of quad's stand up to the future's native quad cores?
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Of course they won't stand up to Yorkfields Quad Cores but for the moment they are a great buy for the price. Well worth the money really, overclocking on them is not good though at all really.

I'm waiting for Yorkfield but the Q6600 is still a great buy for the price!
    
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Buying a Quad core is a good idea now because they are cheap. But barely any program Utilizes the Quad Core. No regular users or gamers should be using quad cores right now seeing no games support a quad.
    
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This is kind of old news, but it is true. Intel constantly shows "pictures" of the core 2 duo's architecture. And one magazine had a similar picture of a Core 2 Quad's architecture. My Dad, knowing nothing of computers, looked at it and said, "well it looks like they slapped two of the duo's together. What's the point of that?"

Native quad cores are coming. The Core 2 Quad was a necesarry quad-core "prototype" to see if it was worth it. The Pentium D was as well. They both are pioneers and served their purposes. Their designs make way for true dual-cores and quad-cores.
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I am getting a Quad Core because I don't like swapping parts in my PC. I like adding them, so, I'm going to add another 7900GTX and more Ram, and maybe Vista.

Plus, for $100 more, you can't loose. ESPECIALLY because I don't want to overclock, so, I don't need crazy cooling or ridiculous Core 2 Extreme chips.

CuriouslyHigh: Pentium-D's are amazing, still! My brother has one with a 7900GTX and runs any game at 1650x1080 with 4-8xAA and 8xAF.

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I am getting a Quad Core because I don't like swapping parts in my PC. I like adding them, so, I'm going to add another 7900GTX and more Ram, and maybe Vista.

Plus, for $100 more, you can't loose. ESPECIALLY because I don't want to overclock, so, I don't need crazy cooling or ridiculous Core 2 Extreme chips.

CuriouslyHigh: Pentium-D's are amazing, still! My brother has one with a 7900GTX and runs any game at 1650x1080 with 4-8xAA and 8xAF.

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Honestly especially if you don't overclock (Stupid, stupid!) the Q6600 is an amazing processor for the price and it should sell by the bucketload!

Still, Yorkfield will destroy it in every sense of the imagination.
    
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Yorkfield is still 2 Wolfdale's, lol.

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the Yorkfield sports just a single L2 cache shared directly by each pair of chips, enabling more streamlined quad-core operation with less front side bus bandwidth.
Pair of Chips... 2 Dual Cores.

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Yorkfield is still 2 Wolfdale's, lol.
Yep, but they still will be more powerful and use less energy .
    
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Originally Posted by TheFatBloke View Post
Of course they won't stand up to Yorkfields Quad Cores but for the moment they are a great buy for the price. Well worth the money really, overclocking on them is not good though at all really.

I'm waiting for Yorkfield but the Q6600 is still a great buy for the price!
The Native Quad cores from Intel will arrive with the Nehalem name. Which will not be till later next year. For now, or in a few days, the Q6600 is a great deal for a Quad Core, native or not.
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