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Pointless if all you do is what you said. Remember, everyone does something different.

It's quite wortwhile for me to get this, then to turn around and get a Penryn, and then whatever comes out after that. =P

I get what you're sayin', it just works both ways.
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post #42 of 94
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If you multi thread then yes.

I surf the net, plays warcraft 3, maplestory. Use Office Word for homework. I doubt that a Quad will help me with those program.

Besides i'm still waiting for X38 and 45nm CPU. Its pointless to get a "fake" "double dual cores" now. I won't be playing Crysis so its not that important.
you got a 8800GTX to play WC3 and maplestory... GG
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post #43 of 94
It's E6550, not E6650. Just so you know.


I had planned on a E6750, but the way things are going I might end up with P965 and a Q6600.
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It's E6550, not E6650. Just so you know.


I had planned on a E6750, but the way things are going I might end up with P965 and a Q6600.
Why is that? No P35 for you?
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I can't see why unique is cool when dealing with performance. Q6600 is good for me because I do work that benefits.

Dunno what it helps others though.
Well for the games I play, the other cores seemed kind of pointless. They recently patched Flight Simulator X so that the extra cores would help with texture loading and such, that's when I directed my attention back to the quad.
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even if a game is ONLY dual core enabled, your third and fourth core can handle your background services
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even if a game is ONLY dual core enabled, your third and fourth core can handle your background services
True, but it wasn't even dual core enabled before the patch, you should've seen the outrage that caused.
But now the Quad seems like a very good investment, especially with G0 stepping. I'm not even debating between them any more, I'm settled on the Q6600 for sure.
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post #48 of 94
well seeing as some games are dual core enabled, people who have quads will see an increase vs dual core
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post #49 of 94
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Why is that? No P35 for you?
It's a possibility, but I can get a great 965 board for around $100 (DFI 965 Dark), really good P35 boards are closer to $200.
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It's a possibility, but I can get a great 965 board for around $100 (DFI 965 Dark), really good P35 boards are closer to $200.
The vanilla P5K is a good budget board.
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