ok, so teh Q6600 is cheaper than the x4 940 and it will overclock like a beast, but the intel is neck and neck with the 940 even if both are stock. the intel is clocked at 2.4ghz stock and the 940 is at 3.0ghz stock. the intel is known for reaching 4ghz easily, but the AMD will struggle to break 4ghz and be stable. in this crysis benchmark
the Q6600 is only 6fps behind the 940 and the 940 is clocked 600mhz faster! if u OC the q6600 to equal the 3.0ghz of the 940, the q6600 will blow it away, did i mention the q6600 is cheaper?
there is also the Q8x00 that are cheaper than the 940 and have good performance.
just read through the rest of this review of the X4 940
. they compare it to some intel and otehr AMD procs. im proud of my little dual core E5200, its only about 15fps behind the quad cores. games arent optimized for quad cores yet, very few are.
anyway, right now intel is the best, idk about canadian prices or even if newegg ships to Canada (if it does, definately use newegg lol) but both will perform well, but i think the intel will last longer. u can OC it when games start to get ahead of it, and that will give it a few more months, or a year, or quality performance.