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people mention how the Q6600 is going to be great for the future, but penryn is also in the near future and wouldnt you want one of those?
i know i would!
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i know i would!
lol let me rephrase that.
people mention how the Q6600 is going to be great for the future, but penryn is also in the near future and wouldnt you want one of those instead?

So in my opinion, which is what im battling in my mind right now is, since im a poor college student and can't afford upgrades every new release, Should I go with the Q6600 and forget about penryn, or get an E6750 right now and get a penryn next year.
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People are stating Q6600 is the future because they can finally afford it.

It's not like it just came out July 22nd...

Penryn will be the next step, Nehalem after that. As far as intel is concerned.
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lol let me rephrase that.
people mention how the Q6600 is going to be great for the future, but penryn is also in the near future and wouldnt you want one of those instead?

So in my opinion, which is what im battling in my mind right now is, since im a poor college student and can't afford upgrades every new release, Should I go with the Q6600 and forget about penryn, or get an E6750 right now and get a penryn next year.
I was about to sell my E6420 to a friend to buy a Q6600 but instead I will wait Peryrn. I only bought the E6420 because I had to buy a CPU since my old Opteron 165 was traded and I chose the E6420 as a stopgap 'till the Q6600 price drop last week. But overclocked, it does everything i need right now. When Crysis and the other games using Quad come out and if peryrn is still too far away I might switch to Core 2 Quad.

As it stand right now I might ditch my 8800GTX for the 9800 before I switch the CPU now.
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It's not a bad choice you're making, either. You don't need it right now. You can wait til the price drops even lower and, as you said, Penryn might just be out by then.

If you're happy with what you have, don't let the hype machine suck you in.
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Higher FSB = Higher performance at a given CPU speed so you are missing out =) I would take a E6850 over a X6800 any day of the week.

But then again I would take a Q6600 over an E6850 on those day too =)
What??



As I've had several C2D based chips and systems and built about 30 in the last 6 months, can you provide comparative benches? I can.

For example, running the X6800 at 10x350 or 7x500 (and I've run and benched it both ways in every bench you can imagine). The results show a marginal performance boost with the higher multi. (less than 2% depending on the bench).

As such your statement is inaccurate.
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Depend on what you bench. If the bench is SuperPi or a game then yeah, it won't mater THAT much. If what you run rely more on memory I/O than pure CPU crunching then you are wrong.
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yeh Cyants right, higher FSB = more performance
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