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If you are dealing with gaming AND video encoding, etc, I would say go quadcore. And as was stated previously, the new 45nm chips have the SSE4 instruction sets that have been shown to (pretty) drastically increase video encoding performance (along with other things dependent upon the instructions). With that said, I'd say wait until we start seeing some information flow in regarding the Q9450 (Q9550 if you want to throw down 250$ more) and then make your choice. I am going to be upgrading to the Q9450 when it comes out. I bought my E6750, which I LOVE and will be donating to my mothers system, when I was building this computer and was a little strapped for cash, but now I can afford to go Quad. And my new loop screams Q9450 in my sleep.
    
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From what i read on another thread, the stepping has changed to C1 now, so max thermal resistance has probably changed accordingly now. Anyway, the new quads will apparently be out next week, so it remains to be seen how good they are going to be. Without a doubt the q9550 is going to be the one for serious overclockers but the price is going to be a big turn off for many consumers. Anyone keen on o/c-ing has to opt for 9550s or the Q9650s that will be introduced later on, which means $$$ or euros in my case. Intel's policy is very clever indeed, especially this low multipler stuff they have introduced. It just makes you wish competition from AMD was a bit higher...
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Originally Posted by yannis7777 View Post
From what i read on another thread, the stepping has changed to C1 now, so max thermal resistance has probably changed accordingly now. Anyway, the new quads will apparently be out next week, so it remains to be seen how good they are going to be. Without a doubt the q9550 is going to be the one for serious overclockers but the price is going to be a big turn off for many consumers.
all the C1 revision did was fix a bug at high clock freqs all electrical, themal and mechanical specs stay the same as the C0 stepping used in the dual cores
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So max temps are going to be 60 C?
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q6600 have B3 and G0 stepping according to some articles ive read... and they lean most on G0 rather than B3. i really dont have idea on STEPPING, can someone please explain me about stepping and why G0 is better than B3. and by the way think ima go for q6600, how will i know wether is a B3 or a G0. ima get this one..http://kakaku.com/item/05100011186/
post #26 of 27
A G0 has higher thermal resistance (around 70 C) whereas B3 around just over 60 or so. There are no B3s left on the market now, all are G0. You can distinguish them by the SLACR labeling on the box.
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