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post #11 of 16
I own the q6600 and I must say that it boots windows in a flash and all my games, even the ones that dont support quads, run incredibly well. Also, the FSB speed is a marketing gimmick. Technically, you'd actually want a LOWER FSB processor because it allows you more overclocking headroom and stresses your motherboard less.
post #12 of 16
id have to put a vote in for the Q6600 too, but i cant speak for quad core because i've never owned one

There is very little difference price wise too and i can assure you you will never think ''i wish i had got a dual instead..."
post #13 of 16
What's with the future proof of a Q6600 ?
When quads are the main stream in pc gaming; Q6600 will be like today's PentiumD or smtg. Go with the E8400.
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What's with the future proof of a Q6600 ?
When quads are the main stream in pc gaming; Q6600 will be like today's PentiumD or smtg. Go with the E8400.
Isn't that a bit contradicting? If the Q6600 is ever equivalent to a Pentium D, that would put the E8400 in the range of a high end P4, or mayyybe a Pentium 4 extreme.
post #15 of 16
He says he is a gamer. E8400 will perform better in games for him "now". When quad cores are the main stream and he needs a q6600, he can sell his 8400 and buy a q6600 for cheap. Or he would prolly go for a better quad for a decent price in that time.
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I still dont understand why everyone hypes up the C2D in gaming so much...

Where is the performance gain? How many FPS are we talking here?

If you were saying you get 10+ FPS in most games with a c2d @ 4.0 over a c2q @ 3.2 id understand, but its like 2-5 tops in games like COD4 and crysis..

If you want a gaming rig, invest your money in a SLI setup or 9800GX2.

Any C2D or C2Q will handle the games, Ive yet to see an intel not reach 3.0 which is all you need..



Now all around Dual vs Quad... Quad wins hands down in real world apps, not because it does it faster, but the ability of multi tasking. I ran my E4300 at the same FSB as my Q6600, and in games there isnt much of a diff aside from load times.

But the Q handles everything I throw at it and then some.
I dont know about future proof either, kinda an oxymoron in the PC world if ya ask me, who on these sites wont have an updated system within a year of the last one?
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