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Poll Results: wich one???

Poll expired: Apr 21, 2008  
  • 54% (115)
    E8400
  • 45% (97)
    Q6600
212 Total Votes  
post #71 of 88
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Originally Posted by 2Luke2 View Post
Do me a favor and look at the 2nd and 3rd slot... they are running e8400s and they don't seem to have any problem keeping up with someone with a quad and Crysis is supposed to be optimized for a quad...

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/3034...ts-thread.html

I'm going to go grab an e8500 and get a faster quad later.
The FPS performance is very good, I'll admit that. I was only pointing out some of the other advantages the quad has.

I was thinking about getting one of the new quads but I'm wondering if I should wait for Nehalem instead.
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post #72 of 88
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well in the end i ended up going with this:

http://www.tankguys.com/product_info...oducts_id=1816

seemed like a nice deal

thanks for helping me weight the pros and cons
Hehe, the Xeon version. At least you'll have something different.
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post #73 of 88
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though there's no such thing as future proofing a computer, the quad will be more reliable in the long run, only because if any software is developed to use all the q6600's resources, you'll have a very good starting block to start from.
QFT. I vote for the Q6600 also.
post #74 of 88
I voted for the quad.

I've had both chips. Q6600 at 3.6 and the E8400 at 4.0 and can honestly say that you won't see much difference in gaming. You may get slightly higher FPS with the E8400.

Honestly, you might get a boost in FPS with the E8400, but with the card you're getting, the Q6600 is surely not going to affect that much.

Also, with the newer batches of the Q6600 they seem to be hitting 3.6 quite easily on lower volts, so that's another strong point. I guess it comes down to how long you'll keep the rig.

But for actual FPS difference that you can feel or detect, you won't notice the difference between 110 and 120 FPS in actual feel. I mean, there wasn't even that much difference between the E4500->Q6600->E8400 in FPS for gaming for me with an 8800 GTX or a 3870 X2. The FPS went up with the GPU change.
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post #75 of 88
yeah i had to decide between them before...i went with q6600 for a while and decided to get with a e8400 instead...
something about the 45nm....

its funny how your comparing a processor (q6600) that started at about $1000 when it came out and a e8400 that was $180 (over priced to about 270 now....)

right now a q6600 is easier and cheaper to get. (micro center 199.99 or frys 189.99)

probably by the end of April the prices should drop on the e8400 and there'll be more chips out.
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post #76 of 88
Does anyone know the difference between
BX80570E8500A
BX80570E8500

-I cannot for the life of me tell what the difference is. All the retailer websites show the Exact same "specs" for both of these chips.
-Intel's website doesn't even list BX80570E8500A as a valid product code. My only guess is that for some odd reason some retailers have decided to add an A on the back of the original Intel product code.
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post #77 of 88
Q6600. Quads will only becomre more useful and IMO, the added gaming performance does not outweigh the added cores. If you can clock the Q to 3.6 and the E8400 to 4.0, I would easily trade 400mhz for 2 cores. It is never a good investment to buy something based on what is best now without considering the future.
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post #78 of 88
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Q6600. Quads will only becomre more useful and IMO, the added gaming performance does not outweigh the added cores. If you can clock the Q to 3.6 and the E8400 to 4.0, I would easily trade 400mhz for 2 cores. It is never a good investment to buy something based on what is best now without considering the future.
That's like saying you would buy a car that does a million mph and you have no where to drive it.

Or buying an AC unit when you're living in Alaska... Yea sure global warming should have a use for that AC unit a few million years away, but no reason to buy it now.
post #79 of 88
I voted E8400 because by the time games use all 4 cores the Q6600 will probably be a :turd:
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post #80 of 88
8400.

By the time Quad cores actually become utilized properly the Q6600 will be obselete.
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