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The big deal with quads is yes, they're faster for all the multi-threaded operations that you might want to do, but here's the big question.

How often do you use the heavily multithreaded program, and is the time that operation take critically important?

If the answer is once a month, and it takes a couple of hours so I leave it on overnight anyway, then the quad is useless. A cheaper dual core that uses less power and runs games and single threaded apps quicker for the rest of the month is the better choice. Plus there's the fact that if you're leaving it on overnight anyway, who cares if it takes 2 hours or 4 - it'll still be done when you wake up.

I'm not saying quad's are useless, I'm just saying for most of us they are.
valid point.... i need a quad so i use it, and my comp is rarely not running multithreaded apps. Its either robotics or computer vision or something like that.....i have always been a utility guy, so if ya need it.... go for a quad.... like if you need it... go for your own jet.... otherwise just fly business class....;-)
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Same here. When I run my transcoding program (MediaCoder with x64) it FLIES with Vista x64.......I haven't compared it to XP x86 or using a dual core, but I would like to. It uses %75-100 of all four cores....a beautiful sight.
I tried a single threaded x86 transcoding app and the multi-threaded app ran circles around it.....guess that's as close as I get.
I guess for guys that only game quads are a waste, but not for me. For people that only game it's best to have a higher clocked dual core.....but TBH if you're gaming at higher resolutions then you're typically GPU bound......the CPU is rarely the bottleneck at 1920x1XXX and up res.
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Everyone doing the quad bashing doesn't have one...

hahahahahahhaha lol
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Everyone doing the quad bashing doesn't have one...

hahahahahahhaha lol
Nobody was bashing a quad core. They were explaining to you why they didn't buy one. Do you really think they'd purchase one if they didn't feel it was worth it? For some users, a quad core is a necessity. For others, it's an utter waste of money. It isn't the products fault.
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Everyone doing the quad bashing doesn't have one...

hahahahahahhaha lol
Wow, an nvidia fanboy and full of assumptions.

Firstly, I wasn't bashing a Quad, I was pointing out possible reasons for not needing one.

Secondly, I have a Q6600 in another rig. At the time the Q6600 was a better option than any 65nm dual as it clocked better, but when the Wolfdale's came out, a 9.5 multi and the ease of dual core overclocking made it a simple decision.

Grow up mate, seriously.
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And if you read our posts you may realize we use our PC's for mare than playing a game, so the extra 5-10FPS your pulling by running at 4.0 or better pales in comparison to running multi tasked cpu dependent apps...

For the advantage of the power of a quad its worth it to those of us who are in agreement that they are better..

It was a real easy choice for me as well...
Good gaming - SLI
Multi tasking/Vid Editing/Rendering - Quad

I have it all in one dented, scratched up box... Dual core are slowly going to take a back seat as the new cpu's are 4 cores + 8 threads..


And to say that the Q66/67 is going to be obsolete by the time programs/games utilize 4cores makes absolutely no sense... By the time programs/games utilize 4 cores the Q66/67 will still be at the top of the socket 775 list, its 4 cores now, and still will be then.


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Wow, an nvidia fanboy and full of assumptions.

Grow up mate, seriously.
take your own advice.. a persons prefernce to manufacturer has no bearing on it
Edited by 10acjed - 7/5/08 at 2:22pm
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Wow, an nvidia fanboy and full of assumptions.

Firstly, I wasn't bashing a Quad, I was pointing out possible reasons for not needing one.

Secondly, I have a Q6600 in another rig. At the time the Q6600 was a better option than any 65nm dual as it clocked better, but when the Wolfdale's came out, a 9.5 multi and the ease of dual core overclocking made it a simple decision.

Grow up mate, seriously.
Grow Up? Who do you think you are?

You have called me an Nvidia Fanboy in another thread, and now you wanna go some in this thread.

15 Posts and in 2 of them you have had a go at me. NOT a good start.

And I am simply stating a fact. Everyone who has a quad is going to support quads whilst everyone without a quad is going to say how they are not needed.
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not had a dual core to test, but my old athlon 64 3ghz ran convertx2dvd at around 50fps, my q9300 @ around 200, that's around 8 minutes to transcode a movie, takes longer to burn, i also play games, so far everything maxes out fine, not checked fps, but looks good to me
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And to say that the Q66/67 is going to be obsolete by the time programs/games utilize 4cores makes absolutely no sense..
I'll try to remember to bump this thread when it happens
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I'll try to remember to bump this thread when it happens
well .... a weird thing happened on a saturday night date.... my date asks me what kinda comp she should buy.... i ask her what does she need it it for... after she told me ... my recommendations were celeron or P4 HT,1GB RAM, 250 GIGs HDD and onboard graphiics..... and even this is an over kill for her MSOffice/Media player profile..... If you need a quad today they are definitely worth it... if you dont need em dont buy em... why are we flamin here coz we wanna justtify our purchases...?
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