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Poll Results: wich one???

Poll expired: Apr 21, 2008  
  • 54% (115)
    E8400
  • 45% (97)
    Q6600
212 Total Votes  
post #41 of 88
Games will respond better to the improved instruction set in the e8400, and you'll likely get a higher OC with it, at lower temps, with a cheaper cooling solution.

The q6600 would be more beneficial if you wanted to run many CPU intensive tasks simultaneously.

Future proofing by getting a quad-core is a bad idea at this point, IMO. By the time most of your programs actually take advantage of your quad-core there is a good chance much better ones will be out, like Nehalem, with an on-die memory controller....FTW.
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post #42 of 88
I'd go Q6600 theres nothing like having to much power

And who cares about the 8400 there gonna be crying when the new games come out and use mostly 3 cores to max a game lol
post #43 of 88
Q6600 for me too!
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post #44 of 88
Q6600 for future proofing. Most modern and future games are and will be multi threaded, so i'd say quad
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post #45 of 88
great poll,im having this same delima,im not a big gamer,and i do some Cinema4D,also i will be keeping this rig for a while....im defidentaly going with the q6600

good luck making the decision!
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post #46 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by microman View Post
the octo cores are WAY far away the first chips will be quads
Yes I know the first Nehalem CPUs will be Quads I never said anything about octo cores.

I said that the Nahalem CPUs will have a new version of Hyper-Threading as in 2 threads per core, In a Quad core with two threads per core that is 8 toltal threads. the current Quads have a single thread for every core. And the fist Nehalem server parts are set for Q4 this year. And the Desktop parts are set to ship in the first half of next year.

So it's not going to be very long untill game devs have CPUs with 8 threads.
    
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post #47 of 88
The 'future proof' argument is not a great reason to buy hardware. Buy what you need for NOW, not for what you might do in a year.

There will be new hardware in the future, and hardware you would have bought if you were going to future proof will be much cheaper in the future (eg, Q6600).

Get an E8400.
post #48 of 88
I voted Q6600. You can run more stuff at the same time more smoothly.
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post #49 of 88
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mnishimura00 View Post
lol this poll is getting nowhere. tie votes 34-32.
lol i was thinking that!! im still undecided

thanks for all the great replies though
   
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post #50 of 88
Get the E8400. When the time comes to actually using 4 cores in most apps, we will probably be well into 2009. Future proofing only exists for those who only upgrade once every 3 - 4 years.
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