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Poll Results: Q6600 v E8400

Poll expired: Jun 6, 2008  
  • 68% (123)
    Q6600
  • 31% (57)
    E8400
180 Total Votes  
post #41 of 75
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Originally Posted by sgtdisturbed47 View Post
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.

Did you just make this up?!? that is completely wrong... first if you are running the same speed and same multi the new 45nm is only 2-5% faster PERIOD. The only advantage 45nm has is it can run on less voltage which in turn emits less heat then you can run at higher speeds but as for this lanes switch...highway.. traffic analogy is very inaccurate.

EDIT: also until they bring out a revision to any of the 45nm chips it is like playing with glass... so watch out
    
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post #42 of 75
he is right about one thing, C2D is currently and will be for the time being the best choice for gaming, but for multitasking,multithreading,or media editing a quad is the right choice!


and yes, its best not to take the vcore above 1.4v as its not good at all
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post #43 of 75
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he is right about one thing, C2D is currently and will be for the time being the best choice for gaming, but for multitasking,multithreading,or media editing a quad is the right choice!


and yes, its best not to take the vcore above 1.4v as its not good at all
I think the real downside here is architecture. 45nm vs 65nm isnt fair, 45nm vs 45nm woulld be more of an even Quad vs Dual match up to see whats better...

take price outta the equation

the match ups are E6600 vs Q6600 - same stock freq

and

E8400 vs QX9650 - same stock freq

since "nothing utilizes 4 cores" should be an even match

sorry, these threads are getting boring thought Id have some fun, we are all here for fun right?
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post #44 of 75
Q66 Id rather be future proof. Even the though 45nm runs cooler
post #45 of 75
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For telling other people about computers that dont totally understand it saying you have a quad is much more impressive than a 45nm duel core.
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post #46 of 75
that said who cares about what tey think, if you know that your cpu is better than a quad thats up to them if they want to believe it or not,
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post #47 of 75
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For telling other people about computers that dont totally understand it saying you have a quad is much more impressive than a 45nm duel core.
that is all that is really important
    
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post #48 of 75
LOL, it is true though... At lans you say "Hi i've got a quad core"

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post #49 of 75
i dont care for what others think as long as i get what i am looking for and that is a PC that performs mundane jobs properly and good frames in games (preferably 60+) Like i said Im not much of a PC gamer, the next games i inten to play on the PC are Half Life 2, Episode 1, 2, and 3 when its out, STALKER, and BIOSHOCK (Though i find my self watching Anime much more than playing games lol, GUNDAM FTW!!!!!). Thats pretty much all for the mean time. If a Q6600 can run these 60+fps then thats good enough for me.

Both CPU's are equally priced so the cost wont win it. but from what people are saying solely for gaming the 8400 is the way to go and for gaming /multithreading Q6600. Guess illl have to find some benchmarks on both to see what they can do

In regards to Watercooling. Must you get the whole system water cooled? and if not whats a decent water cooling system for the CPU?

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post #50 of 75
I say Quad, because it's like 4 cores, not 2. Duh.
    
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