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With the ongoing war in the world of processors, there are two at the top of the Intel army, the Core 2 Quad and the Core 2 Extreme. Which one to choose seems difficult to most, so we will analyze these heavy-hitting soldiers and see which one is right for you. We'll start with the basics, what's the deal with a processor, anyway?






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i think that the only time where a 9 series chip will be a viable option is when intel releases the new 3X nm chips (i think they are only 33 or 32). there isnt much need for an upgrade from a q6600 to a q9450, but there will be when there is a q97XX for under $300 with a stock clock of 3ghz+
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If someone feels like paying $1,000 for an unlocked multiplier they're more than welcome to lol
    
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i think that the only time where a 9 series chip will be a viable option is when intel releases the new 3X nm chips (i think they are only 33 or 32). there isnt much need for an upgrade from a q6600 to a q9450, but there will be when there is a q97XX for under $300 with a stock clock of 3ghz+
The 9 series will be good when intel releases one with a 9x multi, until then the Q6600 is marginally better(which is actually quite a bit when you think about it).
    
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Its not a super difficult decision... I don't feel like paying upwards of 900$ for an unlocked multiplyer. I enjoy overclocking...but not that much.

If I could get my hands on a QX6850/QX9650 off ebay or craigslist or something for like 500$, I'd totally pounce. But other than that, its not much of a decision for me.

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The 9 series will be good when intel releases one with a 9x multi, until then the Q6600 is marginally better(which is actually quite a bit when you think about it).
The only problem I have with that statement is that the 45nm chips are basically performing clock for clock ~15% better than their 65nm counterparts. So that adds weight on the 45nm side of the scale. But I'm still waiting for some reviews and OCN overclocks/users until I put my chips in.
    
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At least with Black Edition CPU's they are much cheaper and hav unlocked multi's, i wonder why intel feel they need to jack the price up so much
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At least with Black Edition CPU's they are much cheaper and hav unlocked multi's, i wonder why intel feel they need to jack the price up so much
I guess competition from AMD is not as high as it should be on CPUs. Intel looks like a monopoly - in a sense - on the CPU market at the moment. Knowing this they charge whatever they may feel like!
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At least with Black Edition CPU's they are much cheaper and hav unlocked multi's, i wonder why intel feel they need to jack the price up so much
Because Intel's' current Extreme chips wipe the floor with AMD's equivalent?

You get what you pay for.
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