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How is a Q8200 better than a Q6600?

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i heard that the Q8200 is better than the Q6600, but i was looking at the specs and the Q6600 seems like a better CPU, and it overclocks really well. have i missed something that makes it better or is the Q6600 better?
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The Q8200 is 45nm, meaning lower voltages at stock, and lower voltages for an OC, plus less power consumption. Also, the Q8200 has a 1333 FSB, while the Q6600's in 1066. However, it has a lower clock speed, and a lower Multiplier, meaning a high OC will mean higher FSB than a Q6600. If your board is capable for 450+ FSB, chances are you could get a Q8200 up into the same range as a decent Q6600 (all other variables aside) but if your board struggles with high FSB (400+) then you could probably get the Q6600 higher. Also, the Q6600, unless I am misreading something, has a larger L2 Cache, meaning a decent performance boost.

I, personally, would go with the Q8200, because of its advantages, but the Q6600 is no slouch, either.
Edited by pow3rtr1p - 12/24/08 at 3:50pm
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At stock, maybe. Q8200 is 45nm quad witg 4mb cache at 2.33G 1333fbs. The G0 Q6600 1066 fsb with 8mb cache with 9x multi does have some OC advantages over the 7x Q8200. 1333 fbs isn't a big deal once you OC it, fsb is up anyway.
Edited by linskingdom - 12/24/08 at 3:58pm
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the q6600 is better the only thing better about the Q8200 is that its a 45nms
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Q8200 has a crappy multiplier option 6 and 7 if i remember correctly......Q6600 has 6,7,8 and 9.........Q8200 has a 4MB cache, Q6600 has 8MB.........and that native 1333FSB crap is waaay overblown

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simple answare to thread title: ITS NOT
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simple answare to thread title: ITS NOT
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The Q8200 is completely pointless, especially from an overclocking perspective. Which is why 99% of them are in Dells and other OEM computers.
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If you're getting a quad, don't go for anything less than a Q6600/Q9550 IMO.

The 9 multi is important, especially since quads stress the NB more than dual cores.
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