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Poll Results: Q6600 v E8400

Poll expired: Jun 6, 2008  
  • 68% (123)
    Q6600
  • 31% (57)
    E8400
180 Total Votes  
post #11 of 75
I don't think this "question," can be answered with a cut and dry answer.
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post #12 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
I say go Quad. This was the same about Single core and dual cores 2 years ago. People were saying go better with a fast single core but thats has changed now.
But by the time games are quad-optimized, there will be new generation of CPUs that are a ton faster, cheaper than the quad now. At the current pace of CPU/videocards, future proofing usally doesn't work and is not cost effective. I say go for the best now and deal what your gonna deal with in the future.

So like everyone says : e8400 45nm goodness: gaming
while the q6600: pretty much everything else.
post #13 of 75
i think the quads perform better all around honestly..

i alt tab.... c2d or c2q ..

And the quad allows me to do more in a smoother faster way... honestly speaking..

Q6600 FTW!
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post #14 of 75
god another q6600 poll......
    
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post #15 of 75
Why does everyone one of these discussion go the same direction of "nothing utilizes quad core"
if the user knows how to utilize it, all 4 will be utilized. Not everyone uses the pc for gaming only. Its all in what you use the pc for as to what you desire for a cpu.

I run dvd rebuilder, with 4 pass cce encoding, its very cpu demanding and with my q660 I am able to set it to run on 2-3 cores, and continue doing other things on my pc, i do not see any lag at all, If I really want to be greedy I can do 2 instances at a time, and still have my pc for normal use... Its called utilizeing your C2Q. If you dont know how to do that, or just have no reason to, than by all means, get an E8400, OC it to 4.3, have the bragging rights and the 5 or so more FPS in your games. I personally dont think that when Im running 50+ FPS in most games I play that another 5-10 is really going to matter much, if it was that important Id run a GX2 or GTX
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post #16 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by markatto View Post
I just got a q6600 and i love it. However, the e8400 is cheaper, doesn't need as pricey of a mobo to overclock well, and is probably just as good for gaming.
It's better for gaming than the Q6600. The quad is best suited for heavy multitasking and large audio/video encoding jobs. The E8400 is best suited for gaming. Comparing the 2 using 3Dmark 06 isn't accurate either.

The OC capability of the E8400 is nice, but it seems that lately there have been a rash of bad OCers being produced. My E8400 barely touches 4 GHz, and that's with higher than maximum voltage. 3.8 GHz is what I'm using, and that's right at the maximum. The difference between 3.8 and 4 GHz isn't noticeable, but I would have actually rather gotten to 4.2 without issues. Makes me want to OC it so hard that it stops working and send it back to Newegg for a replacement.
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post #17 of 75
Wow... another one...

Look towards the future... look for more cores IMO.

"Nothing utilizes four cores" is non-sense from people jumping on the band-wagon.
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post #18 of 75
i was saying to myself just a few seconds ago, i'd much rather have a quad than a wolfie...

i'm not such a great OCer, so it's comforting to know that there's thousands of available support threads for the Quads... the Wolfies on the other hand... i don't like how they handle volts.. too fragile, imo... 'sides. is there really going to be that much of a difference between a Quad at 3.6, and a wolfie at 4? not in real world terms, i don't think... Please correct me if i'm wrong, however
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post #19 of 75
The Q6600 is a better performer in my opinion
 
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post #20 of 75
q6600 @ 3.25 48fps in crysis with sig rig... e8400 @4.0 70fps... My q6600 is laying on my desk.
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