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Q6700 or E8400

Poll Results: Which CPU for Sig Rig?

 
  • 61% (11)
    Q6700
  • 38% (7)
    E8400
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post #1 of 12
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I have 2 procs and am debating which to use for my sig rig just vote and tell me what you think
    
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Q6600 or Q6700
    
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post #3 of 12
q6700. ericeod got his up to 3.8ghz and stable.

edit: yay 1000 posts
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post #4 of 12
You should make a secondary folder. Put the E8400 in your gamer and make a mad folding machine with your Q.
post #5 of 12
go for the q6700!!
you'll be really happy
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post #7 of 12
Q6700 or Q6600, depending on how much the 10x multi is worth to you. Getting the Q6700 to 3.8 is a cake walk, and 3.9-4.0 GHz or more can be had with some finagling. The Q6700 gets a much higher CPU score in 3DMark if you want the higher benchies too.
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post #8 of 12
not another poll ...... well being the Q6600 won the last one, this is a no brainer....
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by GPA_Voltaire View Post
I have 2 procs and am debating which to use for my sig rig just vote and tell me what you think
All depends on the game. Certain games won't use all 4 cores and I suspect the E8400 would get better performance. But if it's a game that takes advantage of your 4 cores then there will be a rather large increase in performance. Basically the Q6700 is like 50$ more then the E8400 and even with them both at stock (If you don't O/C like me) the Q6700 will get better performance. For general Vista use Q6700 is the way to go... Until Intel releases a new chip and you all are like to get the new one... I'm happy with my AMD Athlon XP 2800+ or my C2D MacBook.

I know my PC's suck

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post #10 of 12
The vast majority of games will not make use of all four cores, and the handful that do won't gain a huge boost from them.

This will change, but by the time the Q6700 is an all-round better gaming chip, you'll probably have a Nehalem or Bulldozer, I suspect.
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