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post #11 of 29
quad fo shizzle my nizzle
    
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post #12 of 29
In gaming even at the same speeds, there will most likely be only a little difference between the two.. The Q would edge out the C2D... However, it will out perform in apps that make use of all 4 cores... Not many games make use of all 4 core, but newer games will...

Q6600 is a little more future proof, and is an 'all around' useful cpu.. I'd go for it..
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post #13 of 29
Q6600 ftw... quads are starting to get utilized (finally) and in terms of overclocking you'll get similar clock speeds out of both these chips (given you have a decent motherboard).
post #14 of 29
I have the two options also.
But theres a problem, The q6600 is a B3.

wich would you guys choose?
    
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post #15 of 29
Q6600 if its G0. Quad is becoming the flow these days.
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post #16 of 29
Q6600 is better, Hitting 3.0Ghz+ or not, it will still outperform the E7000 series.
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post #17 of 29
With that motherboard that he has, go with the E7300. It has a high cpu multi, he'll be lucky to hit 3.6 - 3.8ghz with the E7300. A Q6600 may not even hit 3.4ghz with that board.
post #18 of 29
a 3GHz Quad >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> a 3GHz Duo.
ALWAYS.
My vote goes to the Quad
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Q6600 is better, Hitting 3.0Ghz+ or not, it will still outperform the E7000 series.

It does still depend on the game though. Single/dual threaded games which need raw Mhz will do better on the 7x00, but games which take advantage of the 4 cores will do much better with the q6600. In the current gaming market, most games aren't optimized for quads, but the newer ones (for the most part) will be.
 
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post #20 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuNcHeR23 View Post
In gaming even at the same speeds, there will most likely be only a little difference between the two.. The Q would edge out the C2D... However, it will out perform in apps that make use of all 4 cores... Not many games make use of all 4 core, but newer games will...

Q6600 is a little more future proof, and is an 'all around' useful cpu.. I'd go for it..
It's not just core usage

The Q6600 also has a bigger cache
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