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post #41 of 59
I couldn't agree with Ninja Power more... But i have one slight point to make.

Until applications or games are coded to utilize all 4 cores of a quad or both cores on a dual.... the multiple cores theory doesn't apply.

An E6850 @ 4Ghz may well be faster in some applications.... eg word, IE.......

But the quad at 3Ghz is still lightning fast and when mutliple cores can be used on one process, thats when the quad will SMASH the E6850 into oblivion.

Go quad for speed now and loads more speed in the future....

Go dual for speed now and no more gain later on....

At present E6850's are effectively the fastest in the world.... (Level with an oc'ed quad q6600 and other quads running at 3Ghz or more)
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post #42 of 59
No they arent over and done with yet. But by the time they come out with the next 45nm chips I am sure they will waste these things. Youll need a quad core to keep up with the dualcore penryns or whatever they are called (jsut speculating flame jacket installed).

The core2 is gonna be a good option for a hwile to cme but for the price you may as well get the quad core.

My dual core can barely beat out the quads which are running at stock speeds on most cpu benches like everest and such and its at 4.0ghz.
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post #43 of 59
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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
No, if i were building now I wouldn't get a core 2 duo, i'd go quad, no doubt. But I'd put my money that a 3.4ghz e6600 will get everything that a q6600 will get, although the q6600 might get a few more FPS...but the core 2 duos are over and done with yet...
It won't. It is not going to matter if you got your core2 up to 16GHz, the games are going to process the options of the extra cores of the quad, and will not let you enable the options unless you have the extra cores.
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post #44 of 59
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It won't. It is not going to matter if you got your core2 up to 16GHz, the games are going to process the options of the extra cores of the quad, and will not let you enable the options unless you have the extra cores.
LOL 16ghz you wouldnt need the extra options. Or a vid card for that matter just run onboard
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post #45 of 59
I predict the Duo will become Intels 'celeron' of the future..especially when the new 'oct core' cpu's arrive..
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post #46 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
I don't see why you would want a E6850 over a Q6600. I've seen Quads hit 3.6GHz on Air, and, even if an E6850 hit 4.0GHz the Quad is way faster.

Stock:

3.0GHz per Core, 2 Cores = 6GHz of Power
2.4GHz per Core, 4 Cores = 9.6GHz of Power

Overclocked:

4.0GHz per Core, 2 Cores = 8GHz of Power
3.0GHz per Core, 4 Cores = 12GHz of Power



Exactly. Core 2 Duo's are not outdated but if you are going to purchase a system from today onward it should be Core 2 Quad, Penryn, or Barcelona.
and if your running smoething that is single threaded then the quad is not going to be faster.
I'm not saying you shouldn't be ready but as it sits now you can't just add up total power and say it's faster cause RIGHT NOW at least it isn't.

but god I hope by releasing these quads it gets software devel off their ass and gets them motivated to multithread more often.



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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
It won't. It is not going to matter if you got your core2 up to 16GHz, the games are going to process the options of the extra cores of the quad, and will not let you enable the options unless you have the extra cores.
I admit I haven't heard anything on this myself but then again I could very well be out of the loop, but do you have proof that this games are going to work or is it speculation. Also do you know when this is going to start?
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post #47 of 59
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What are you talking about dude that is like the Gallardo of PSUs.
OK you do have some sort of point Pulling a 110w CPU (after OC) and a ~60W graphics card, then it is quite impressive
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post #48 of 59
Here is a list of programs that use 4 cores (i dunno how dated this list is but still..) http://www.denniskarlsson.com/smp/
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Why do you think I "LOLed" at people who told me to get another E6300 after mine died?

E2140 is just to tide me over until I get a quad later this year.
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Why do you think I "LOLed" at people who told me to get another E6300 after mine died?

E2140 is just to tide me over until I get a quad later this year.
duuudeee get a e6550, lol
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