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Everyone go read the article about it not being able to reach 6ghz lol. In same section.
So there are at least ten reputable accounts of it reaching 6Ghz+, and one site that didn't follow AMD's OC'ing tips and fails to hit 5Ghz means that all Phenom II's aren't able to hit 6Ghz. Hilarious.
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Everyone go read the article about it not being able to reach 6ghz lol. In same section.
You might wanna watch the videos in this thread here then.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...processed.html
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Your both wrong in my opinion. Most games aren't multi-threaded so buying a quad-core of any kind for gaming is a "waste." Theres hardly any advantages when moving from 2-4 threads, much less 4-8 threads like Nehalem.

If price is really an issue then theres the dual-core K10 and dual-core Pentiums that you could spend $70 on without sacrificing performance.

If your really looking at a quad then chances are you have the money to get some of the best parts - And the usefulness is probably worth the extra money(Encoding, Rendering, Folding, multi-GPU gaming), which would explain why someone would need a quad-core worth a few hundred dollars.
Is this a joke? Sure, c2d's are sufficient for most games but dual core pentiums... mm.. no. You are going to be sacrificing performance, but then again, depends on your expectations.

We like it or not, future games are going to be multi-core.
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Your both wrong in my opinion. Most games aren't multi-threaded so buying a quad-core of any kind for gaming is a "waste." Theres hardly any advantages when moving from 2-4 threads, much less 4-8 threads like Nehalem.

If price is really an issue then theres the dual-core K10 and dual-core Pentiums that you could spend $70 on without sacrificing performance.

If your really looking at a quad then chances are you have the money to get some of the best parts - And the usefulness is probably worth the extra money(Encoding, Rendering, Folding, multi-GPU gaming), which would explain why someone would need a quad-core worth a few hundred dollars.
You know how many idiots buy Q6600s for just web surfing? Cuz they think they need it?
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You know how many idiots buy Q6600s for just web surfing? Cuz they think they need it?
Would I be able to watch Youtube with a Q6600? Or would I need a Q9550 or better?
 
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This chip is stacking up to be better and better. Iandh has made so many points to prove that this chip is the shizz but I think some of the haters are little better than fanboys digging deep into their empty wallets.

Just face it. AMD have made the most killer CPU since the days of the Athlon's.

Just my 2c
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post #107 of 119
I love how most of the people bashing quad cores in general have dual cores.

Anyways, here's to AMD hopefully making a comeback.
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I love how most of the people bashing quad cores in general have dual cores.

Anyways, here's to AMD hopefully making a comeback.
yeah isn't that funny?
bet that if they put their hands on some quad's they'd never go back to dual core
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I couldn't find a reason to get a quad initially which is why I don't have one. I do want one though :/
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You know how many idiots buy Q6600s for just web surfing? Cuz they think they need it?
I'm sure there are lots...I hope there aren't any on OCN

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Would I be able to watch Youtube with a Q6600? Or would I need a Q9550 or better?
Not good enough for Youtube surfing. You need dual penryns on a skullstrail w/24GB of RAM, 3x GTX 295(3rd one for redundancy).

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Is this a joke? Sure, c2d's are sufficient for most games but dual core pentiums... mm.. no. You are going to be sacrificing performance, but then again, depends on your expectations.

We like it or not, future games are going to be multi-core.
Obviously there is SOME performance loss but your still going to be playing every game on max settings, granted you have a sufficient video card.

Yes, an e5200 will play every game at its maximum... Just go to the e5200 owners thread and you'll see them with beefy GPUs.
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