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on top of everything everyone has said the QX6700 sucks if you are gonna shell out that kind of cash get a QX6850 or QX9650
    
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on top of everything everyone has said the QX6700 sucks if you are gonna shell out that kind of cash get a QX6850 or QX9650

Mines not bad, 3.6 @1.38v..but the heat is crazy.
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Mines not bad, 3.6 @1.38v..but the heat is crazy.
and that's the reason I say they suck they just run to hot.
    
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They are the flagship chips. Just like buying an Ultra over a GTX is rarely a wise choice, same with the CPUs.
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My QX9650 is without the finest chip I've owned to date.

Here's why:

1. 45nm -> runs much cooler, lower voltages required for stable oc's.

2. Unlocked multi's. Higher oc's with Nvidia 780i nb which is FSB limited.

3. The four cores are nice for some video editing and also for Microsoft FSX which will utilize all four cores.

But I came off of an E6850 which was an awesome chip as well..

The QX9650 was $700.00 more which is a LOT of $$$.. Was it totally worth it, probably not. It is definately a luxury in my honest opinion.

But the 65nm Extremes are definately a waste of money at this point. Their heat output makes them very difficult to cool, hence their oc capabilities are nowhere near those of the 45nm chip.

From everything I've seen to this point, the lower end 45nm dual and quad core chips look really tastey frome a cost/performance standpoint. People with
E8400's are well aware of this. Particularly if you are in a situation where you are not FSB limited, (Intel chipset), and the lower multi's are not a factor.

For those of us that want SLI, (I just returned 2x 3870X2's cause the crossfireX drivers suck), for now we have to live with FSB limited systems where unlocked multi's are nice. Hopefully 790i will improve FSB's but that's yet to be seen and will also require more $$ for DDR3.

It never ends....
    
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