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we're forgetting one thing,

the amd quad father platform OWNS in rendering

but other than that intel quads own overall.
Why does that matter?

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well i think i am sold on the Q6600 but how much more of an advantage is it to have those 2 extra cores over having more GHz? i was told that Quad core wont be utilized by much of anything in real world applications except for server purposes so a higher processor speed would be more efficiant. I am mostly into gaming if that helps answer any questions.
Applications in the future will take advantage of quad cores to the full extent. There are a few games already optimized for quad, so quad core is the most future proof ATM.

And if you need higher Ghz, you could always up it yourself a little.
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we're forgetting one thing,

the amd quad father platform OWNS in rendering

but other than that intel quads own overall.
But only when you have TWO FX-74 CPUs and that Asus motherboard.. at a tune of nearly $1000 for only those parts!

The Intel solution (Q6600 plus an excellent P35 motherboard) is about half the price.... and performs better in many applications.
    
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