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post #11 of 23
Well some companies are adding patches to their games to make them use multiple cores if available. I know World of Warcraft did and Age of Conan is designed for multicore processors. Are you planning to use a 64bit OS? I've running Windows Vista 64 bit with a Q6600 G0 @ 3Ghz and everything I do uses multiple cores plus I can set the affinity to use however many cores I want (1-4).

You can easily overclock to 3Ghz and you get the benefit of 4 cores vs 2. Another thing is the E8400 has 6MB L2 cache where the Q6600 has 2x4MB L2 cache. However the E8400 is a 1333FSB native and 45nm where the Q6600 is 1066FSB native and 65nm.

I would read some posts on here and compare what performance others with either processor got on the same motherboard you are using.
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post #12 of 23
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I am kinda leaning toward the quad right now.
post #13 of 23
Quad....Duo's are sooooo old hat now.
 
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post #14 of 23
The E8400 is usually faster in pure raw speed, the only time it is let down is in mutlitasking.

I personally would go for the E8400 and then overclock it to like 4.0ghz
post #15 of 23
you can get a q6600 for a futuristic approach.....but if you want it just for games, go ahead with the e8400.....its faster than the q6600 in gaming
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post #16 of 23
i would also have to go with the quad. gaming on a dual core is nice, but multitasking on a quad core would be a dream i would imagine.

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post #17 of 23
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I do a lot of multitasking tho. I need more info. 3Dmark06 scores anyone? similar the rest of my system?
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I do a lot of multitasking tho. I need more info. 3Dmark06 scores anyone? similar the rest of my system?
Quad @3Ghz i get 4761 for my 3DMark06 CPU score.
 
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post #19 of 23
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Wow. my phenom only gets 2630
post #20 of 23
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does the 780i OC well?
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