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I've decided between these two cpus, well, trying to decide anyway. It will be for my next build, real soon. Will be for encoding DVDs and playing games, primarily. They're exactly the same price at newegg ($270).
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What do you plan on doing with your next build? That would be the main question right there.

People would say go for a E8500 if you're gaming, but you can overclock that Q6700 over 3GHz with ease and then have that running your games extremely well, and still be able to render and encode 3d stuff with ALOT more power than the dual core!
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Q6700, but I saw the e8500 OEM for $219 on newegg which is a killer deal. Why q6700 over Q6600; because the multiplier?
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q6700 is a Great OC Quad CPU (45nm) . Great for Multitasking / Gaming / Video Rendering , etc... older (like 2007 and below) software dont take advantage for all cores, but now alot newer software / games take advantage of all cores.

the Dual Core E8500 is one of the best OC processor cause its a 45nm cpu (less voltage and easier to cool).
    
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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
Q6700, but I saw the e8500 OEM for $219 on newegg which is a killer deal. Why q6700 over Q6600; because the multiplier?
'Cause of the multiplier, yes.
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q6700 is a Great OC Quad CPU (45nm) . Great for Multitasking / Gaming / Video Rendering , etc... older (like 2007 and below) software dont take advantage for all cores, but now alot newer software / games take advantage of all cores.

the Dual Core E8500 is one of the best OC processor cause its a 45nm cpu (less voltage and easier to cool).
q6700s are 65nm. i think you meant to say that but just fixin it anyways
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for gaming the E8500 would be a better choice

OneOunce i know you probably meant 65nm but

Q6XXX= 65nm
Q9XXX= 45nm
    
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is the e8500 at 4GHZ really better than a Q6700 at 3.4-3.6? I think I would rather have four cores and the weaker overclock.
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is the e8500 at 4GHZ really better than a Q6700 at 3.4-3.6? I think I would rather have four cores and the weaker overclock.
but you see games do not use all 4 cores
    
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but other apps do, so the minimal difference in performance on the e8400 and the lack of the two extra cores for future games and other apps would lead me to believe the q6700 would be a better buy.
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