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post #11 of 27
The Q9450 is a bit of an unknown at the moment, no one can say for sure how well it will OC plus it will be in high demand intially. Whereas the Q6600 G0 is a proven OC'er and is widely available.

If you are building a system now a Q6600 would be a good choice on a motherboard that supports 45nm Quads, if you found the need to upgrade at a later date.
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post #12 of 27
q6600 as it is easier to oc with the 9x multi 4GHz=445X9 than the q9450 with its 8x multi 4GHz=500X8
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Just wait a ili longer, massive price cuts and the new E8300 are due in 2 months
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My vote is on the Q6600. Why? You may want to check out this thread.

nice thread! damn educates... think ima go for q6600.
post #15 of 27
With the same core stepping and same specs, the Q9450 will overclock like a E8200, so research a bit on how high the average user gets with that.

For the money, the Q6600 is still a much better buy. More heat, yes, but you're gonna want a good cooler either way. The Q9450 might produce less heat, but 45nm C0 stepping can only do 60C max where the 65nm G0 can take up to 70C.
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post #16 of 27
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With the same core stepping and same specs, the Q9450 will overclock like a E8200, so research a bit on how high the average user gets with that.

For the money, the Q6600 is still a much better buy. More heat, yes, but you're gonna want a good cooler either way. The Q9450 might produce less heat, but 45nm C0 stepping can only do 60C max where the 65nm G0 can take up to 70C.
Speak of the devil! Haha, I was hoping you'd come in and say something. I agree, Q6600 presents the best value right now - and probably for some months to come, as well. With a good CPU cooler and motherboard; it's highly likely you'll reach 3.6GHz with a Q6600 G0 - or higher.
    
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post #17 of 27
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With the same core stepping and same specs, the Q9450 will overclock like a E8200, so research a bit on how high the average user gets with that.

For the money, the Q6600 is still a much better buy. More heat, yes, but you're gonna want a good cooler either way. The Q9450 might produce less heat, but 45nm C0 stepping can only do 60C max where the 65nm G0 can take up to 70C.

nice man... youre a genius. thanks. yeah for sure ima go for q6600. i dont even need a beasty OC... just a mild OC. a 3-3.2Ghz on a q6600 would make me happy. my new rig would function mainly as renderer pc... i did gaming sometimes...

by the way, is OCing can increase in rendering (3DSmax) performance? ive learned a quad could pull the job better.
post #18 of 27
People tend to forget E8400 has SSE4, which gives around the same performance boost as the two extra cores in SSE3 only applications. When it comes to futureproff its really down to weather more apps will be coded for SSE4 or Quads. I think games have greater potential of using SSE4 considering faster instruction execution is easier to accomplish in those cases than adding additional threads. On the other hand rendering and stuff, if don't already use SSE4 (divx) will be easier to code for additional cores.

Benchmarks tend to ignore SSE4 because, well, to quote Futuremark: "AMD don't have it" .
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Quote:
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People tend to forget E8400 has SSE4, which gives around the same performance boost as the two extra cores in SSE3 only applications. When it comes to futureproff its really down to weather more apps will be coded for SSE4 or Quads. I think games have greater potential of using SSE4 considering faster instruction execution is easier to accomplish in those cases than adding additional threads. On the other hand rendering and stuff, if don't already use SSE4 (divx) will be easier to code for additional cores.

Benchmarks tend to ignore SSE4 because, well, to quote Futuremark: "AMD don't have it" .
Not that we don't care, but by the time SSE4 goes mainstream, most of us would probably be running Nehalem.
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I'm leaning towards an e8400, if I can find one somewhere :swearing:
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