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Poll Results: Q6600 v E8400

Poll expired: Jun 6, 2008  
  • 68% (123)
    Q6600
  • 31% (57)
    E8400
180 Total Votes  
post #21 of 75
Especially since Fry's has the Q6600 G0 for 179.99 I will definitely go with a Q6600.

Not only is it more powerful, it can take a beating and keep on ticking; unlike the weak 45nm.. Whether it comes to FPS, Folding, Converting Audio/Video I would take the Q6600 hands down.
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post #22 of 75
I still say a Q6600. $200 for a quad. Can't beat it.
post #23 of 75
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Originally Posted by Criswell View Post
Especially since Fry's has the Q6600 G0 for 179.99 I will definitely go with a Q6600..
Wow.

Thank you. Rep and /bow down.

I was about to click submit on my q6600 order on newegg ($250 there) when I read this.

Now I have $179 with free in-store pickup.

This Fry's deal ends *TODAY*!!!

Thank you again.
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post #24 of 75
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Wow.

Thank you. Rep and /bow down.

I was about to click submit on my q6600 order on newegg ($250 there) when I read this.

Now I have $179 with free in-store pickup.

This Fry's deal ends *TODAY*!!!

Thank you again.
Have fun!
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post #25 of 75
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q6600 @ 3.25 48fps in crysis with sig rig... e8400 @4.0 70fps... My q6600 is laying on my desk.
You just proved my point. Thank you.

The idea with the 45nm shrink is the same as the 65nm compared to the old 90nm. You shrink the size of the transistors, this allows you to pack more and increase the number of overall transistors. This then increases the speed at which data is processed, even when it is running at the same base speed (3.2 GHz Pentium 4 Prescott vs 3.0 GHz Core 2 Duo E6850?) The idea here is there is more data processed at once.

God how do I explain this. OK, you have a highway. It is a certain width in feet, let's say 40 feet wide. The 65nm core on this highway is using 4 lanes, 10 feet wide each lane. Traffic is flowing at 60mph. Now, if you shrink the size of the lanes from 10 feet each down to 6.6 feet wide each, you can now fit 6 lanes onto this highway. Flow of traffic has now increased overall. the speed is the same, but more cars are traveling on the highway.

Same thing here. Even at the same speed, more data is being processed per second thanks to the smaller lanes.

Comparing a Q6600 to an E8400 for gaming is just silly. Until the majority of games find some benefit with quads, the 45nm duals will be the winners in this particular match.
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post #26 of 75
WOOT FOR Q6600 For future GAMING
post #27 of 75
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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.
I used to be one of those people and bought a E8400 off the strength of it. 2 months later, I bought a quad and my E8400 may not see another calculation.
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post #28 of 75
so from what i understand if your going solo gaming you go for E8400, but if you plan to do anything else go for quad?
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post #29 of 75
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so from what i understand if your going solo gaming you go for E8400, but if you plan to do anything else go for quad?
yeah. If you don't game much go for the quad. The only reason I have a quad is for video rendering.
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post #30 of 75
well im not a heavy pc gamer.

My use for my PC:

playing emulators
occasionally playing games (into UT3 atm)
watching movies
rarely encoding movies
listening to music
surfing the net
downloading

Would a dual or quad be better?
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