Originally Posted by justarealguy
The latest batches of Q6700s have been utter crap. I don't know what you speak of.
I can say from my own experience that the later Q6600s I bough did not clock well. I went through 2 Q6600s and got a max OC of 3.5GHz at 1.44v vcore. I couldnt get 3.6GHz stable at 1.5v vcore, so I didnt even try to push higher.
There have been some good comments on this thread about OCing. No chip is guaranteed to OC. Even the VID can be misleading. my 3.5GHz Q6600 had a vid of 1.25v.
The binning proccess is how intel sorts the CPUs at the fabrication plant. Those waffers that yield the best performance are locked to Q6700. The next binning down is the Q6600. This is the same with the Conroes. The E6850 is the highest binned and many can get them to 4.0GHz. The E6750, which is binned below the E6850 can reach 3.8GHz. But there are a few chips that will defy this. There are a few E6750s that can reach 4.0GHz. But you have a higher probability of reaching it with an E6850.
Therefore, the Q6700 has a better chance of reaching higher clock speeds. We wont know yet since there are not that many Q6700s in many people's rigs becasue of the $500+ pricetag they carried before recent the price drop. At Xtremesystems, there was only one Q6700 in their Quad core OCing database.
Originally Posted by Keeng James
Like I said in another thread, there is absolutly no way the 67 is worth even 10$ extra!! They are the same exact core with the same overclockability. Just like the old A64 3000+ - 3800+ (Venice) they all could hit 2.8-3.0. So if you're an overclocker you are able to get the same performance for less.
Edit: To post above me: They are hand picked, but they aren't going to OC much better if any that a GO 6600, if you can find me some proof of the 6700 OCing better than a q6600 GO, Ill admit defeat.
Its not about admitting defeat. We are entitled to our own opinions. I assume you have OCed the quad cores so I will respect your opinion. I have OCed 2 Q6600s and now have 2 Q6700s on the way. So I will let you know if they OC any better then the newer batched Q6600s I tried.