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post #11 of 24
E8500 for now-proofing, Q6700 for future-proofing.

You decide.
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If it was me id probly go with the quad alteast you will be able to muti task alot easyer and if you ever decide to fold or encode movies you got more power for that. Not to mention if a game comes out supporting quads that you wanna play it will play better then on a dual core.
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post #13 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenny1064 View Post
I just like to run benchmarks and improve upon my scores. I do not use that as a factor of whether to buy something or not. Just wondering if it is worth going to quad core. I really do not want to have to buy anything for awhile.
THe reason I have my quad is that I do video editing and graphic work (CS3). Rendering on a quad is a breeze. If I gamed I would have a dual core. I think it is worth it for me with why I do, but that is a decision that you have to make based on what you use the computer for.
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post #14 of 24
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More than enough.
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post #15 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by low strife View Post
E8500 for now-proofing, Q6700 for future-proofing.

You decide.
Wrong.... a quad is not future proof but if you get the dual core, a year from now you might be hating yourself because you didnt get those extra 2 cores.
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post #16 of 24
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The Q6700 was what I planned on first, but when I seen the new 45nm's getting 4ghz or more, well you know. If I could get 4ghz out of the quad on air, I would get it instead.
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post #17 of 24
get the E8500 and get a quad when you really need it. there problem solved.
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post #18 of 24
no choice here; if you embody OCN pursuit of performance get the quad. who cares if games are better with dual core...has anyone noticed games have not kept up with hardware? when they catch up (aka when game programmers are the good programmers and not just high-level non-code .NET ****) then games will be good again
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post #19 of 24
Someone got the E8500 to 4.5Ghz on air with less than 1.300vcore...so yeah..Gaming >>> Quad
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post #20 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
well is a 4000 CPU score enough for you in 3dmark06? if so then get the E8500.
If you are basing your recommendation on CPU scores, I got 5391 with my Q6700. Link

But for gaming i would recommend E8500. if you want a well ballanced system, I would go for a Q6700.
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