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Intel Q6600 vs AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+

post #1 of 24
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Hi,

Just a quick opinion, which processor preforms better?

They seem to have big price difference but by Charts they look about same
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post #2 of 24
Depends....in multi threaded apps that take advantage of 2 or more cores, the Q6600 would stomp it.
 
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post #3 of 24
Quick answer, Q6600. Both overclock well, but the Q6600 is the better choice. If you already have an AM2 set-up, the 6400 is a nice upgrade. If you are building a system, go with the quad unless you wait for the new revision Phenoms.
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post #4 of 24
It will be nice to fill the specs and let us know what you plan to do so we can help you.
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I currently have the 6400+BE and am overhauling with a 775 board and Q6600. Why? Expecting a 4-6000 3DMark increase...thats why.
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Q6600
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post #7 of 24
Quote:
I currently have the 6400+BE and am overhauling with a 775 board and Q6600. Why? Expecting a 4-6000 3DMark increase...thats why.
Not worth it at all if you ask me...just to get a higher score in 3dmark 06 your going to spend a couple hundred dollars?...its only a benchmark...your rig is already more than capable for anything you through at it, provided to have a high end card, which i assume u have.
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I think an E8400 would be a better chip to compare to the 6400+ and if that were the case the E would CRUSH it
    
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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
Not worth it at all if you ask me...just to get a higher score in 3dmark 06 your going to spend a couple hundred dollars?...its only a benchmark...your rig is already more than capable for anything you through at it, provided to have a high end card, which i assume u have.
+rep for providing some reason.

It makes no sense to spend $200++ to increase a benchmark score. A better reason would be to fold more WU's per week or edit video/movies in which case the Q6600 would stomp the 2 core 6400.
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post #10 of 24
I agree its not worth it for standard gaming. The 6400+ is more than adequete for typical gaming however in benchmarks and video/photo editing the Q6600 would run circles around the 6400+. If you have a AM2 setup now, the upgrade to the 6400 would definately keep you happy for a while to come.
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